Bells, TX Train Derailment, Jan 1918

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Railroad Depot at Bells, TX a few years before the wreck, photo from familyoldphotos.com

TWO KILLED, OTHERS INJURED, WHEN KATY TRAIN IS DITCHED.

Special to The News.
Fort Worth, Tex., Jan. 25. -- Two men were killed, a number of others injured and extensive damage done when the Texas Special, fast Missouri, Kansas & Texas passenger between San Antonio and St. Louis, went into the ditch at 7:50 o'clock Friday night one and one-half miles north of Bells, Tex.
The dead:
Engineer BLAIR, Denison.
J. J. TRYLING, Denison, special representative of the superintendent of telegraph.
Other members of the train crew and several passengers sustained injuries. The cause of the wreck has not been determined, according to Missouri, Kansas & Texas officials here. The engine and three coaches left the track and were overturned.

Galveston Daily News Texas 1918-01-26