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Rain Causes Train Wreck In Wisconsin

Torrential rains have plagued Wisconsin all week.

On September 1, 1912 at 2:00AM in the pitch dark a train traveling at 45mph approached a section of track near Lyndhurst, Wisconsin where a washout, due to a cloudburst, had damaged the rails. The track was lined on both sides by heavy woods and several of the forward coaches were derailed and turned over. The baggage and mail car being reduced to kindling wood by the smash but the passenger cars stayed on the tracks. The overturned coaches caught fire but heavy rains soon extinguished the flames. 6 died and score or more injured including members of the Wausau Baseball team.

Train wreck near Lyndhurst, Wisconsin
September 1, 1912

Train wreck near Lyndhurst, Wisconsin – September 1, 1912

 

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