Cow Causes Train to Derail

On February 7, 1947, a cow derailed the northbound train on St. Louis Iron Mountain and Southern railway near Hematite. James Franey, the engine driver, and W. Childs, the fireman, were killed. 

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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