Man VS Train
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Friday, January 31, 2014

Death on the Rail. Warning this story is graphic and may be offensive to some.

1894-08-03  Coalville Times,
At 5 o'clock yesterday morning the Union Pacific train brought in from the south the remains of an unknown man who had been killed on the road while attempting to ride. . . a stock car.  The unfortunate fellow's coat caught. . and was wound around the axle and the man was dragged from his position and his brains beaten out on the top of the [tracks] and the ground.  The abdominal viscera was wound above the axle with his coat.  Owing to the condition of the remains it was impossible to judge of his age or appearance.  The railroad company sent out two hand cars with instructions to keep a [strict] lookout for parts of the man's body scattered along the track.  They found the limbs and head a short distance this side of Lehi. The only thing of a nature that might lead to his identification is a piece of wrapping paper found folded up in his pocket that came from the New . . Cash store at Provo.

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