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Death on the Rails: 47 Fatal Railroad
 & Streetcar Accident Casualties

See also Military Casualties - Water, Fire and Vehicle Accident Casualties - Accidental Workplace Deaths in the Manufacturing, Mining & Metals Industries


Railroads and streetcars are and have been linchpins of our nation's transportation and economy. Far too many unfortunate cousins have lost their lives in related accidents, in the workplace or in private activity, between the years 1869 and 2021. Three have been women. This page identifies each name and tell their story -- in chronological order -- so they will not be forgotten


~ Name ~
Place ~
~ Year ~

Jordan M. Nesmith

Connellsville, PA 1869

Hiram B. Hanshaw

Preston County, WV * 1870

James E. Hanshaw

Independence, WV 1870

Uriah Minor

Leavittsburg, OH 1874

David J. Rowan

Ohiopyle, PA 1876
Watson Kerr New Concord, OH 1881
George W. Menefee Potter, NE 1895

Unidentified Hanshaw *

? ?

John J.P. Hoye

Dunbar, PA 1902

Elmer E. Moon

Rockwood, PA 1902

Howard Minard

Hunker, PA 1904

Charles Manbeck

Alliance, OH 1905

William Osborne Minerd

Connellsville, PA 1906

William "Clifford" Mayle *

? 1907

Eldora "Elizabeth" Miner

Connellsville, PA 1907

Thomas Flanagan

? 1908

Jonas Beal

 Cumberland, MD 1912

Deforest "Ralph" Coon Sr.

Deer Lodge, MT 1912

Warren H. Younkin

Connellsville, PA 1913

Isaac Wortman

Hazelwood, PA 1914

James W. Farabee

Woodville, PA 1915

Albert L. Freese

Wooster, OH 1916

William Rose

Confluence, PA 1916

Stephen Robbins

Connellsville, PA 1917

Norman Prinkey

Connellsville, PA 1917

James Harbaugh

Confluence, PA 1920

Charles Houchins

Bloomington, IL 1922

John David Evans

Allison Park, PA 1924

Charles H. Smalley

Ohiopyle, PA 1924

Andrew Jackson Harbaugh

Braddock, PA 1925

John L. Strauch

Clarksville, PA 1926

Charles J. Addis

Uniontown, PA 1927

John M. Weaver

Salisbury Junction, PA 1927

Elzie "Burley" Mayle

Cecil, WV 1930

William G. Miner

Morgantown, WV 1932

Robert E. Jennings

Newell, PA 1934

William E. Singer

Indianapolis, IN 1935

Newton R. "Sonny" Mayle Jr.

Mingo Junction, OH 1944

Reuben W. Birch

Hooversville, PA 1947

Paul Lewis Falkenstine

Fairmont, WV 1949

Vera F. (Sibbitt) Shanklin Pitman

Frankfort, IN 1949

Norman M. Strauch

McKeesport, PA 1949

Howard Chisnell

Buffalo, NY 1936

Jacob W. "Tug" Miner

Philippi, WV 1958

Justin Nicholas Dilley

Hyndman, PA 2012

Lisa Marie (Anderson) Lees

Charleroi, PA 2019

Colin Robson Younkin

Springville, UT 2021

* Needs to be confirmed



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