News: Stetsonville (Train Wreck - 1900)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surname: Winthers

----Source: The Stevens Point Journal (Stevens Point, WI) 05/26/1900

Train Wrecking

Two Unsuccessful Efforts Made Near Stetsonville

Sunday morning, says the Medford Republican, an unsuccessful attempt was made to wreck both the south bound passenger and the north bound passenger trains.

Some miscreant place a pile of ties on the track in front of the south bound train near Stetsonville. This obstruction was removed after considerable delay without damage and the train passed on to Abbotsford.

When the north bound train reached the Liberty crossing about two miles south of Stetsonville, it also encountered a pile of ties on the track.

One of them struck the cow catcher and was thrown a considerable distance and the train passed on. When the train arrived at Medford, Marshall Winthers discovered a tie under the engine and reported it to the engineer who at once took means to take it out.

Had the tie not been discovered, it might have been the means of wrecking the train after leaving this station.



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