1907 train accident

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The 1907 train accident was a collision between a Frisco switch engine and a North Highland streetcar at 19th Street and 9th Avenue North on the afternoon of June 18, 1907. James Bailey, the electric streetcar's inexperienced motorman, failed to respond to a danger flag and entered the crossing just ahead of the switching engine.


Ten people were injured in the accident:


  • "Ten Injured at Birmingham." (June 19, 1907) Atlanta Constitution. - transcribed by Jenni Lanham and republished at GenDisasters.com - accessed January 28, 2007