N&W in 1910--Accident

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
March 23, 1910

Miscopied Train Order Cause of Fatal Wreck at Glen Alum

The local head of departments on the Norfolk and Western held a meeting yesterday in the superintendent's office for the purpose of investigating the freight wreck of last Sunday at Glen alum. No official statement was given out but it is reported unofficially that operator Epling, who it is claimed miscopied a train order, will not serve in the capacity of operator any longer. The train crews on both trains and all operators who had anything to do with the orders of the trains were summoned as witnesses. Sunday mooring at Glen Al;um, owing to lapped orders, two freight trains came together and two men were killed. Both men were firemen who were throwing coal in the fire boxes when the smash came.
Gordon Hamilton
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