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DP Train Derailed!

Tombstone Epitaph, November 12, 1879, Page 5

Denver-Pacific Train 113, headed to Cedar City, Nevada, failed to arrive. After 24 hours, the Cedar City Denver-Pacific office dispatched an auto-gryo to investigate. A flyover revealed that the train had derailed a short distance from a sinkhole that swallowed part of the track. The crash caused an explosion in the ghost rock boiler, severely damaging the engine and spreading burning ghost dust over the immediate area. No survivors were spotted, though the auto-gyro operator circled for nearly half an hour. There is not yet any word on the cause of the sinkhole, but the tracks are in rattler country. Smith and Robards Co. has not yet replied to inquiries on the effectiveness of their worm-repelling devices.

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