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Chattanooga, TN Train Fire, Jan 1911


New Yorkers Among Those Who Escape in Rush at Chattanooga.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Jan. 10.----Fire of an unknown origin, starting in the mail car of a Chattanooga-Nashville passenger train standing under the shed of the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railroad station this morning, destroyed both the train and the shed. The loss will amount to about $125,000.

Several passengers were painfully bruised and slightly burned in their hasty exit from the train. Among these were W. C. Houselman and C. R. French of Chicago, Nathaniel Cohen and Herman Eshborn of New York, and H. Pollock of Cleveland, Ohio. No mail was destroyed.

The New York Times, New York, NY 11 Jan 1911

article | by Dr. Radut