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Trainman have Narrow Escape Feb. 1917 WI
Posted by: AP (ID *****0651) Date: April 06, 2006 at 14:28:42
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Source: Tomah Monitor Herald dated March 2, 1917...Surnames... Krueger, Morin,Urban,Enckhaulsen,Streeter...
Three railroad men: conductor, Julius Krueger brakeman, Ernest Morin, and Edward Urban of Tomahhawk had a narrow escpe from death or serious injury in the wreck of the logging train near Hazelhurst in the early morning of February 11,1917. The caboose in which they were riding was derailed and thrown down an 18 foot embankment.
Mr. Urban was the only one injured and he not injured seriously, although all were bruised and scratched up somewhat.
The accident occurred about a half mile this side of Hazelhurst and was cause by spreading rails, several cars were derailed but but none left the track but the caboose which was badly damaged.
Fire started soon after it went over the embankment but the men had succeeded in getting out, and some put out the fire, working in the dark and without outer wraps in the severe cold of that morning, the thermometer being below zero.
Traffic was not delayed as the wreck was cleared before the No. 1 arrived at the scene.
Bernard Enckhaulsen was engineer and Wm. Streeter fireman. Nearly all the men had resided in Tomah in past years. (Informational--I am not related)

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