Yemassee, SC Train Wreck, Jan 1907
Pullmans Burn In Wreck.
Engineer Killed and Four Trainmen and One Passenger Hurt.
Charleston, S. C., Jan 21 â€“ News was received here toâ€”night of the wreck and destruction by fire of north-bound special New York and Florida vestibule train No. 88, Atlantic Coast Line, at 8:20 oâ€™clock at Yemassee, a junction point fifty-nine miles from Charleston.
The train, which was running at a fair speed, went into an open switch and crashed into the engine of a freight train on the siding. Engineer JOHNSON, of Florence, on train 88, was killed, and Engineer HORTON and three train hands of the freight were injured.
The train, composed of a baggage car and seven Pullmans, caught fire at once and all except one car were burned.
The Washington Post, Washington, DC 22 Jan 1907