N&W in 1911--Another tresspasser accident

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Thu Jul 1 07:27:24 EDT 2010

The large railroad YMCA at Wilcoe included two hospital rooms.

Alex Schust
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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
January 11, 1911

Has Both Legs Cut Off
William Beckley, a twenty-four-year-old colored man of Chillicothe, Ohio, was run down by a Norfolk and Western train yesterday at Williamson while attempting to steal a ride on a freight train and both legs were cut off at the knee. He was taken to the Williamson railway Y. M. C. A. where he will be cared for until relatives in Ohio can be heard from.
[It's hard to imagine that someone so badly injured would be cared for in a railroad Y. M. C. A.]

Gordon Hamilton


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