The Montpelier Examiner, Saturday, 3
September 1896, page 1
No 2 STRIKES A HANDCAR
Steve Larkin Meets Death at Novine Bridge
The east bound passenger train due here at 7 o'clock this Friday morning, ran into a handcar near Novine, twenty miles west of here instantly killing Steve Larkin, foreman of the masonry gang, who are putting in the foundation for the new bridge over Bear river. It seems the foreman and his men were on their way to work when the passenger train came in sight. They allowed the engine to get close to them before they undertook to get off the track. The engineer, when he saw the danger applied the air bringing the train to a standstill as quickly as possible, considering the speed at which he was running, but it was too late.
No blame is attached to any of the train crew. Larkin's negligence alone cost him his life. The deceased lived in Council Bluffs.