Sherburne History Center

Sherburne History Center
click on picture to visit our webpage:

Saturday, October 29, 2011

This Week In Sherburne County History: 1891--Train Accident Kills Five

October 27, 1891—An accident occurred on the Minneapolis and Pacific Railroad when a train ran into the caboose of a leading train, killing five men.  Four of the fatalities were from a Monticello threshing crew.  The lead train was apparently stopped when the second locomotive came upon them.  The collision was so violent one man was thrown through the roof of the caboose and landed on top of an adjoining freight car.
            On November 1, the conductor of the moving train was arrested and charged with criminal negligence for the deaths of the men 

No comments:

Post a Comment