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Robinson, Roy 1876 -1899


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 10/13/2020 at 18:15:47

Source: Decorah Republican Nov. 2, 1899 P 8 C 2

Wreck on the Great Western.
Oelwein, Iowa, Oct.30,—The Chicago Great Western had a disasterous rear end collision Sunday morning between Fredericksburg and Sumner, caused by the heavy fog. An eastbound freight train was being run in two sections, The first section stalled on the heavy grade and the second section following close behind crashed into the rear end before there was time to get a flagman out, or even time for the trainmen to get out of the caboose, A stockman by the name of Robinson, of Reinbeck, was caught in the wreck, having one leg severed at the thigh. He was so badly injured that he died in the afternoon. One of the brakemen of the forward train was also quite badly, but not ser-{sic} seriously hurt. The engineer, fireman and one brakeman of the rear train were also injured. The rear engine left the track and turned over into the ditch while the caboose and four freight cars of the forward train were reduced to kindling wood.

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