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THE PACIFIC COAST COMPANY

J.C. FORD
Vice Pres’t and Gen’l Mngr.

SEATTLE, WASH.
At San Francisco, 10th Nov.

H.W. Cannon, Esq.,
Chairman of the Board
10 Wall St. New York City

Pacific Coast Coal Co. Logo 1922Dear Sir, –

Am advised that Engine 8 pulling Train No.2 on Columbia and Puget Sound RR November 8th left track at south wye switch between Franklin and Black Diamond and turned over on its side.

Fireman Parker and Brakeman Dixon both jumped off and were killed by the engine falling upon them. Engineer Hicks who remained on the engine, escaped with slight bruises.

Two coal dumps were also derailed at the time. Accident is supposed to have been caused by connecting rod at switch working loose.

Track was cleared on the afternoon of 8th and engine picked up the following day. Damage not serious except the killing of two men.

Yours truly,
J.C. Ford

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