CATASTROPHE: Wreck of the Lake Shore

On a rainy night last week, the Lake Shore Limited highballed west from Albany, N. Y., Chicago-bound. By old Engineer Jesse Earl's watch he was 15 minutes behind schedule. Near Little Falls, N. Y. the Limited shot into a sharp curve. As the engine leaned round the bend, it teetered, jumped its track, ripped across two other tracks, whammed into a stone embankment and exploded.

A survivor, Thomas H. Jones, said later: "I thought the world was coming to an end. . . ." Said Dr. Harold Thompson: "There was a terrible smash, bang and roar, followed by a queer...

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