“The Rarden Wreck of 1893”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1993
Keywords: train wreck disaster death
Found in: US


A train heads for Cincinnati, but the engineer dies at Rarden station after jumping from the train when he saw an open switch. The fireman is crushed in the wreck. Chorus: "Did he ever come back? No, he never came back. His fate was easily learned...."

Cross references


  1. Darling-NAS, p. 215, "The Rarden Wreck of 1893" (1 text, filed with "The Wreck of the Old 97")
  2. BI, DarNS215