On Sunday night, April 29, 1900 Engineman John Luther Jones, called "Casey" because he came from Cayce, Ky., and Fireman Sim Webb rolled into Memphis, Tenn. from Canton. Miss. They climbed down from their cab in the Illinois Central roundhouse, began washing up to go home. Some one called out: "Joe Lewis has just been taken with cramps and can't take his train out tonight." Jones said:
"I'll double back and pull Lewis' old No. 638."
Casey Jones mounted to the cabin,
Casey Jones, his orders in his hand....