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An American Railway Catastrophe.

United Press Association—By Electric Telegraph. New York, May 12 The driver of an Eastward bound freight train near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in order to avoid a" shunting «ngine, applied the air brake, causing the middle portion of the train to buckle. Several cars, including one containing dynamite, were thrown on to the other line. One of the fastest Pennsylvania night expresses, Westward bound, crashed into the wreckage, causing an explosion of the dynamite and also of its boiler, setting fire to the carriages. Many passengers were pinioned Iby the wreckage. Eesoue work waa impeded by a succession of explosions from some dynamite which was scattered along the track. Twenty persons were incinerated, seventy injured, and eighty escaped scathless.

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An American Railway Catastrophe., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6569, 13 May 1905

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An American Railway Catastrophe. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6569, 13 May 1905

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