CASEY JONES DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1900

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John Luther ("Casey") Jones
(March 14, 1863 – April 30, 1900)

Jones was a railroad engineer from Jackson, Tennessee, who worked for
the
Illinois Central Railroad (IC). On April 30, 1900, he alone was killed
when his passenger train, the Cannonball Express, collided with a stalled
freight train at
Vaughan, Mississippi, on a foggy and rainy night.

His dramatic death, trying to stop his train and save lives, made him a
hero; he was immortalized in a popular
ballad.

 

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