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Borie, WY Train Wreck, Nov 1908

Bodies Burned in Wreckage

Two Freight Trains on Union Pacific Railroad Collide and Eleven Men Are Dead.

Eleven Die; Bodies Burn.

Cheyenne, Wyo. - Eleven men are known to have lost their lives in the collision of two Union Pacific freight trains at Borie, Wyo., and in the fire which broke out in the wreckage.

The dead: J.C. SCHLEY of Laramie, engineer; JOHN MURPHY of Denver, conductor; HONS CHRISTENSEN of Denver, fireman; Brakeman J.D. DUNCAN, Brakeman STILL, Brakeman SODGERS and five Japanese laborers.

The wreckage took fire and nearly all the bodies were cremated. One of the trains got beyond control while running down grade.

The Indiana Democrat, Indiana, PA 18 Nov 1908

article | by Dr. Radut