Shenandoah Junction, WV Train Crash Kills Three, Dec 1907

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LIMITED SIDESWIPED.

THREE KILLED AND SEVERAL INJURED IN WRECK NEAR MARTINSBURG, W. VA.

Martinsburg, W. Va., Dec. 3. -- The second section of the Duquesne limited on the Baltimore & Ohio was wrecked near Hobbs tower, 10 miles east of this city.
Killed were:
W. L. F. HOFFMAN, of Baltimore.
NELLIE HOFFMAN, his daughter, of Baltimore.
Unidentified white man.
The following persons are injured:
JOSEPH V. DUKE, Washington, D.C.
LILIAN T. HUDSON, Baltimore.
HAROLD WILLIAMS, Brooklyn.
DAVID PINELLI, Meyersdale, Pa.
JESSIE CASHEN, Portland, Conn.
A. C. FERGUSON, Washington, D.C.
JOSEPH EUSKART, Brooklyn.
O. C. COOKE, Baltimore.
E. N. RHODES, Baltimore.
PATRICK CORCORAN, St. Louis.
THOMAS HALL, Baltimore.
ANTONIO RESTIVO, Frostburg, Md.
A coal train had stopped on a siding at the tower and another freight smashed into it from behind just as the Duquesne limited was passing. The first freight train buckled in the middle from the concussion from behind and caught the ladies' coach of the limited after engine, mail, express, baggage and smoking cars had passed safely. This coach was torn open and thrown over. Despite the speed of the train, which was then running at a rate of 50 miles an hour, the Pullmans kept upright, although off the track. One man on a front seat in the ladies' coach, in which all the dead and severely injured were found, says that after the concussion he was thrown through a broken window and picked himself up in a field unhurt beyond minor cuts from glass and bruises.
FRANK POWELL, brakeman on the forward freight train, was thrown from the top of a car into a field, sustaining slight injury to his shoulder.

Indiana Telegraph Gazette Pennsylvania 1907-12-03