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In Years Past

October 9, 2012
The Post-Journal

-In 1912, there was a wreck on the Erie near Bucktooth early the previous evening and Engineer Edward Gourley, who lived at Meadville had an arm broken and was bruised considerably. It was stated that Engineer William M. Shelvey lost control of his engine and ran a distance of seven miles, when it crashed into the freight train of which Gourley was the engineer. Engineer Shelvey and his fireman, it was reported jumped and escaped injury. The story first sent was to the effect that two freight trains collided with a work train, which was derailed and a score of Italians buried in the wreck. This does not seem to have been correct.



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