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Coshocton, Ohio train wreck....



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September 11, 1950

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, September 11, 1950

* Coshocton, Ohio train wreck
* Spirit of St. Louis
* United States soldiers killed


The front page has a two column headline: "Twenty-Five Die In Ohio Train Crash" Early, same day report here.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 10 pages, tiny binding slits along the spine, nice condition.

wikipedia notes: In 1855, the Steubenville and Indiana Railroad was built through the new town. The line became known as the Panhandle Route and was operated in the Pennsylvania Railroad system and currently by the Columbus and Ohio River Railroad (Ohio Central Railroad System). Tragedy struck this track on September 11, 1950 when the crack passenger train "Spirit of Saint Louis" hit another train carrying 600 men of the 109th Field Artillery Battallion of the Pennsylvania National Guard. 33 men were killed. A memorial was placed near the site of the accident in 1990. A 105mm howitzer is at the memorial also, commemorating the manufacture of 105mm shells at Moore Enamelling across the tracks during WWII.

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