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Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 150 (International)
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: July 31, 2015 06:40PM

Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 150 (International) - 07/31/15


This day in Railroad History

July 31, 1909
16 passengers are killed and more than 100 are injured and maimed when two electric interurban trains owned by the Spokane & Inland Empire Railroad Company collide head-on at Gibbs, Idaho, approximately two miles northwest of Coeur d’Alene (some 30 miles from Spokane, Washington). The trains, linking Spokane with Coeur d’Alene, are carrying an estimated 600 passengers who are on their way to bid for Indian reservation lands. During this land rush, crowds are so large that the railroad is operating special trains on open schedules, running every 15 to 20 minutes. The motormen, James Delaney in No 20 and Edgar E. Campbell in No 5, caught sight of each other when the trains were 800 feet apart, too late to prevent the collision. Train No. 20 came to a complete stop in 200 feet, and people in the lead car began jumping for their lives. Train No 5 attempted to stop as well, but the air brakes on the overloaded train failed. The special train ran into the regular train at about 20 miles per hour.
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