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Wreck on The B. &. O.
On Friday night of last week between eight and nine o'clock, a B. & O. freight train west bound, was derailed on the grade just east of the milk stand at Babcock Station. The accident was caused by the breaking of an axle of one of the cars in the middle of the train. Sixteen cars were ditched, and the engineer did not discover anything wrong until he reached McCool, about a mile west. The wrecked cars blockaded the track for several hours, and all business was suspended. Most of the cars were loaded with hard coal, which was scattered promiscuously over the right of way. In one car was three men, who were stealing their ride. When the accident happened, two of them were in one end of the car and one in the other. Two were almost buried in coal, but were rescued by the conductor. The other man was buried in the coal, and his remains were not found until the following Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. A large force of men were shoveling over the coal to discover the missing man, and when it was found the Coroner was at once notified. The dead man was well dressed, and wore an expensive diamond in his shirt front. He was apparently between thirty and forty years old. His companions were only slightly injured, and left the scene of wreck a few hours after it happened. They did not know who the dead man was, only like they, he was beating his way to Chicago. The wrecked cars were so badly smashed that they had to be burned to be disposed of.

Newspaper: The Westchester Tribune
Date of Publication: September 12, 1896
Volume Number: 13
Issue Number: 22
Page: 1
Column(s): 6

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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