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Jenkintown, PA Train Accident, Aug 1905

Head cut off by locomotive

As a fast freight train passed out of the Jenkintown yard on Sunday noon a man about 30 years of age, wearing a plaid coat and cap, attempted to board the locomotive. He slipped and fell under the wheels and his head was completely severed from his body. The coroner was summoned to investigate. An employes[sic] trip pass bearing the name of C. H. GROLL was found on the body and tattoed on the right arm were the initials “C.G.”

Pennsburg Town & Country Pennsylvania 1905-08-26



article | by Dr. Radut