Train Accidents

Rock County, Wisconsin

Date

Train Accident

1900 - Aug. 10 A passenger train and an engine collide killing trainmen E. P. Slater & Augie Abendroth
1901 - Aug. 24 Runaway locomotive crashes into the P. Hohendale Canning Co. in Janesville
1901 - Dec. 27 Arthur Nash is run over & killed by a train he was helping to switch in a city train yard
1903 - Jan. 6 Clarence Thomas of Janesville is killed by train cars at Milwaukee
1903 - March 23 Leo Wright killed in an accident at the Janesville yards
1903 - April 14 Herman Knowles (engineer from Janesville) dies in accident at Salem
1903 - Aug. 3 Jack Rooney (bareback rider for the Forebaugh/Fish Wild West Show) killed in accident in Janesville
1903 - Dec. 5 "Peg" Connors dies in accident near St. Paul line roundhouse, Janesville
1904 - July 16 Edward Broderick (switchman) killed, Janesville
1904 - July 18 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Green died when buggy hit by train, south side of Janesville
1904 - Dec. 16 Robert Brown (machinist) killed by passenger train, Janesville
1905 - March 12 John Myrne (switchman) killed at Five Points, Janesville
1905 - July 12 Annie Piske killed near downtown Janesville
1905 - Sept. 20 Knute Sanderson killed near downtown Janesville
1906 - Feb.14 Head-on train collision near Afton; 3 killed; 6 injured
1906 - May 21 William Lemke killed, Janesville
1907 - March 8 Unknown man from River Falls, WI, killed by locomotive near Janesville depot
1907 - March 21 John W. Cowan (RR detective) shot in attempted trail derailment
1907 - March 29 John Eherlinger killed near Hanover
1907 - April 16 Levi Armstrong killed near brewery in Janesville
1907 - Sept. 20 Norwester engine train wreck in Milton Junction
1907 - Nov. 16 Alfred Lohrman (14), killed near surgar factory
1907 - Dec. Locomotive No. 1313 collides with a livestock train
1908 - Feb. 5 Locomotive No. 1313 backs into turntable pit
1908 - July 31 Ida Fox (RR bookkeeper) killed in Janesville
1908 - Aug. 16 Harry J. Moore (lamptender, Janesville Electric Co.) killed by interurban train on S. Franklin St., Janesville
1908 - Nov. 15 Archilius Pappadimitrou killed, Janesville
1908 - Dec. 9 B. C. Astin hit by train, Janesville; dies Dec. 10 at Mercy Hospital
1909 Train wreck 100 yds. from Dougan's Farm near Beloit
1909 - March 29 Floyd Lash (MI student & RR employee) killed by locomotive
1909 - June 5 William Bradley (Rockford, IL) loses foot uner interurban train on S. Jackson St., Janesville; later dies (probably from gangrene)
1910 - Feb. 7 William Shadel near Milton Junction
1913 - Sept. 13 Louis Belden killed at C&NW passenger depot
1919 - Dec. 15 C&NW train crashed into a Janesville streetcar; 21 residents of the city injured

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