N&W in 1910--Accident prone

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Eastwood is, of course, the location of a passing siding and a team track
east of Williamsburg, Ohio on the Peavine.

Gary Rolih


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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
August 11, 1910



Norfolk and Western Brakeman Has All Kinds of Distressing Things to Happen
to Him

Nick DeLantell*, Norfolk and Western brakeman, met with a peculiar
accident near Eastwood, Ohio.

He was making a coupling when, in some manner, a torpedo exploded,
striking him in the right arm and severing the main artery. He was knocked
down by the force of the explosion and blood was running from the jagged
wound in a stream. Trainmen hurried to his assistance and succeeded in
partially stemming the flow of blood, until the arrival of a physician who
dressed the wound. DeLantell* has been very unfortunate since taking
employment with the Norfolk and Western. Not long since he fell from a
bridge and both arms were broken. Since then two of his ribs have been
fractured.--Portsmouth Times

[*This name was indistinct on the microfilm. The best interpretation is


Gordon Hamilton

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