The Wide World Magazine
The striking photograph here shown depicts a remarkable train-wreck
which happened on the Arizona and New Mexico Railroad. Carpenters
had been engaged in repairing the bridge shown in the photograph.
A train started to cross it, whereupon the structure collapsed
like a house of cards, hurling engine and cars to the bottom of
the canyon. The carpenters at work on the trestle were swept down
in the crash, and when the list of killed and injured came to
be compiled it was found that three men had been killedincluding
the engineer and fireman of the trainand twenty badly hurt.
Our readers will notice the solitary car left hanging dizzily
in mid-air, half on and half off the fallen bridge. This car was
occupied by some "hoboes" (tramps) stealing a ride,
and it is safe to say that they fully appreciated the narrowness
of their escape.
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