Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer
June 16, 1882
DOWN THE BANK
Terrible Tumble of a Train on the Louisville, New Albany and Chicago Railroad – Several Persons Injured
BEDFORD, Ind., June 15 – The morning passenger train going north from Louisville on the Louisville, New Albany and Chicago Road, broke her engine when about 20 miles which delayed the train several hours in getting another engine. The conductor undertook to make up for lost time and, while going with lightning speed, the train, as it swept around a curve four miles below this place, leaped the track and went down an embankment 40 feet high.
The cars were piled upon each other, and some of the passengers had to be cut out of the wreck. Three ladies were thought to be dangerously injured, and nine other persons were badly cut and bruised. The engineer lay under his engine one hour and ten minutes before he could be got out. He was badly scalded and will probably die. Doctors were obtained from Bedford, and the wounded cared for as their injuries demanded. Two little children were badly hurt. A number of persons hurt were taken to Mitchell for medical treatment. No one was killed outright. It is impossible here to ascertain the names of the wounded.
MITCHELL, Ind., June 15 – The engineer of the wrecked train was Mr. J. T. Cormany who was so badly scalded before he could be dug out that his death seems inevitable. Mrs. S. B. Jones and Mrs. Jane Jones of near Paoli, Ind. Miss Annie Fowler of New Albany, Ind., and seven other whose names could not be learned were seriously injured. Hiram Lindley of Bloomington, Ind.; William Erwin of Bedford; John Keane, near Mitchell, Ind., and about 30 others were slightly wounded.
Typed and donated by Randi Richardson.