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Baggage master killed in the wreck of a Michigan Central passenger train near Chicago

Railroad Accidents, iconic image
05/12/1863
The Michigan Central Railroad evening train from Chicago to Detroit and Cincinnati was only six miles into its journey when, near Hyde Park, the engine decoupled at high speed and the entire train derailed.  One of the forward baggage cars was crushed and the 39 year-old baggage master, Samuel Stevenson, was killed.  Several others were injured severely but all other passengers and crew aboard suffered only cuts and bruises.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Serious Disaster to a Michigan Central Railroad Train," Chicago Tribune, May 13, 1863, p. 4. 

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