Storm and Wreck: 0050.0992

STORM AND WRECK – Interfere With C.P.R. Service Over The Crow. – Several Wrecks This Week.  Trains Today Blocked Both Ways.

            The C.P.R. are having their own troubles these days contending with storms and accidents.  To-day the westbound express is cancelled altogether owing to the severe storms on the prairie.  Traffic to the west is blockaded by a wreck which occurred at 6:30 this morning, 3 miles east of Wardner.  A wrecking train which had been up to McGillivary clearing up a wreck there went through Fernie with running orders of 10 miles per hour.  Three hours later a coal train went through on faster orders and the latter crashed into the slow train with great force wrecking some cars and throwing the engine across the track.  A brakeman named Chapman on the first train was instantly killed.  Engineer Killins and Fireman McBirnie were injured.

            Another rear end collision occurred on Tuesday near McGillivray, an eastbound freight running into the local and badly smashing the passenger coach.  The latter caught fire and was burned, together with a way-freight car.  Fortunately none were seriously injured, the worst case being a passenger on the local who received some cuts.

0050.0992: Storm and Wreck

C.P.R. service of Crow's Nest line hampered by severe storms on the prairie and several wrecks, one resulting in a fatality.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  January 11, 1907
Pages:  1
Publisher:  Fernie Free Press
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)

Keywords:

railway storms accident blockade wreck coal train brakeman engineer fireman collision passenger coach

Subjects:

People arrow Chapmanarrow
People arrow Killinsarrow
People arrow McBirniearrow
Transportation arrow Railways arrow Companies arrow Canadian Pacific Railwayarrow
Transportation arrow Railways arrow Companies arrow Crows Nest Pass Railwayarrow
Transportation arrow Railways arrow Accidentsarrow
Cities arrow McGillivaryarrow
Cities arrow Wardnerarrow

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