News Owen – Soo Train Derails (1916)


Surnames: McKay, Dragan

---------Source: Wauwatosa News, Wauwatosa, Wis. (9 Jun 1916)

Chippewa Falls - Soo Line passenger train No. 3, west bound for the Twin Cities was wrecked near Owen, Wisconsin. The engine and five cars were derailed by spreading rails, due to the soft roadbed.

Engineer C. McKay of North Fond du Lac was pinned under the engine when it turned over on its side. His right leg was broken and crushed, and he was badly scalded. Fireman P. O. Dragan escaped with minor injuries.

The train was traveling forty miles an hour. It was necessary to saw into the engine and jack it up to free the engineer, who was taken to Marshfield Hospital. His recovery is doubtful.



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