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  • William Nelson Leflar (1911 - 1976)
    Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Jun 13 2021, 14:06:28 UTC Killed in a truck-train accident at a level crossing. Bill farmed in the Tummel district.* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - S...
  • John "Uncle Jim" Murphy Whitman (1842 - 1886)
    Tillamook County, Oregon homestead # 367 on July 30, 1866, 160 acres in SE Tillamook, adjoining the Dougherty land claim. Sold in 1870. divorced from Emeline in 1881, Washington Territory
  • James Wheatley Arnett (1847 - 1893)
    James W. Arnett Birth 20 Oct 1848 Waverly, Morgan County, Illinois, USA Death 6 Oct 1893 (aged 44) Girard, Macoupin County, Illinois, USA Burial Rogers Cemetery Waverly, Morgan County, Illinois...
  • Charles "Charley" Warren (1852 - 1911)
    Bedford Daily Mail January 10, 1911 Page 2 article about the train accident
  • Warner Vance Daniels (1826 - 1899)
    In 1894, six or seven masked men accosted Warner and attempted to cut off his hair, which he apparently wore long and people found this objectionable for some reason. Warner's sister prevented them fro...

Train wreck

Please add Geni profiles of people who died in any sort of train related incident to this project. Do consider spinning off big accidents into separate but related projects.

A train wreck or train crash is a type of disaster involving one or more trains. Train wrecks often occur as a result of miscommunication, as when a moving train meets another train on the same track; or an accident, such as when a train wheel jumps off a track in a derailment; or when a boiler explosion occurs. Train wrecks have often been widely covered in popular media and in folklore.

A head-on collision between two trains is colloquially called a "cornfield meet" in the US.

5 January 1911 at Gaika's Loop near Cathcart Eastern Cape, South Africa the train derailed around sharp bend killing 22 and injuring 50.


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