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Train Wreck at Sulphur Springs in 1922 in which Isabelle D. EICHMEYER died.

Thirty four were killed and 150 or more injured in a rear end collision last Saturday afternoon at Sulphur Springs, MO, when fast train No. 4 from Texas to St. Louis crashed into the rear end of local train No. 32 from Hoxie, Ark., to St. Louis.
No. 32 was taking water at Sulphur Springs and was standing on the main line. They had no orders against the fast train except they were to let it pass them at the same place they let No. 1, a fast southbound train pass. No. 4 had no orders against No. 32 except that they were to take siding at Cliff Cave for No. 1 It is supposed that engineer Matthew Glenn on No. 4 failed to see the block signals set against his train and did not see the halted train until too late to stop to prevent the terrible crash.
The rear end of the local train was standing on the bridge over Glaize Creek when the accident happened and the cars were telescoped and hurled into the deep creek bed where many bodies were later taken from. Huge wreckers set to work about 3 o

PlaceSulphur Springs, Missouri, USA
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Linked toIsabelle D. EICHMEYER

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