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Comanche, TX Engine Hits Caboose, Apr 1908


Fire Follows Crash and No One Receives Injuries

Special to The Telegram

COMANCHE, Texas, April 13.--A westbound freight yesterday on the Fort Worth and Rio Grande crashed into the caboose of a freight in the yards. The engine plowed its way almost thru the caboose. Bob Oliver and a brakeman in the caboose were hurled from it, but were not injured. The caboose, reduced to kindling wood, caught fire from the engine and the fire company was called out to quench the flames. The engine is badly wrecked, but the fireman and engineer escaped.

Fort Worth Morning Register, Fort Worth, TX 13 Apr 1908

article | by Dr. Radut