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The Wreck Between New Hope and Gethsemane (Karl Davis, Harty Taylor and Dock Hopkins) Once two trains with mighty power Running sixty miles an hour, 'Twas a fearful speed between midnight and day, Stergin must have been asleep, Passed the point he had to meet, And it caused an awful wreck along the way. cho: Dark was the night, Men worked with all their might, In that wreck about two o' clock or three, 'Twas a morning in November Long to be remembered, That wreck between New Hope and Gethsemane. Stergin the engineer was brave Saw his train he could not save Saw a headlight round the curve like lightning flash; Another train was heading on He soon saw that he was gone And they came together with an awful crash. When the morning light it came All around the burning train Many friends and many loved ones gathered there Fast beneah that burning train They saw their friends they could not save So they turned away almost in sad despair. Many lives of men were lost And most fearful was the cost THat the L and N Company did sustain, 'Twas the darkest hour that night People gathered to that fright But they could not save them from that burning train. Copyright M.M. Cole Publishing 1936 From Scalded to Death by the Steam, Lyle note: The wreck happened November, 1903 in Kentucky RG Apr98
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