Interurbans of Northern Madison County
Compiled by David L. Dwiggins
A Union Traction car coming from Tipton at 6:30 p.m. jumped the tracks at Monroe Street and Harrison Street while negotiating the turn south. The car within just a few feet of smashing into the front of a store. Noone was injured and traffic was tied up for several hours.
Explosion at the power house near the Union Traction repair shop in Anderson.
I.E. Wilson, a well-known professor of Orestes, and daughter Orchid, met with what might have been a more serious accident than it was. At 7:00 a.m. this morning the Wilson's were in their car and did not see an interurban gravel train number 652 approaching from approaching Orestes Station and were struck. Mr. Wilson was knocked unconscious and was taken to the home of Dr. Joel Cook as was his daughter. Mr. Wilson sustained a broken left arm and Orchid was badly bruised but had no broken bones.
Another traction car hits the rear coach of a LE&W passenger train at Alexandria.
Mrs. Elmer Van Winkle of Elwood and Mrs. Todd Moore of Orestes narrowly escaped death in a collision with a traction car. The accident happened at the Halls Crossing when a field of high corn obstructed the vision of the driver. Mrs. Moore suffered a severe injury to her right knee and was badly bruised otherwise. The trolley was heading west.
Gravel cars of the Union Traction derailed at the substation on West Monroe Street in Alexandria.
Union Traction offers cash prizes of $15 and $10 to name the new interurbans.
Traction car and automobile collide in Alexandria.
Union Traction constructing livestock pens at Pendleton, Middletown, Winchester, and Summitville.
North bound truck strikes trolley in Alexandria.
The Marion Flyer hits a car at Berry and Harrison in Alexandria.
Street car in a collision with a Big Four passenger train at 23rd Street crossing.
Traction car and automobile collide in Alexandria.
A tornado smashed, Madison county's worst storm ever, Orestes killing two in the town and two more just northeast and hundreds were injured. Interurban service was halted due to damages. The rails were impassable and damage to the lines would take many days to repair.
A Union Traction Interurban and an automobile collide at Summitville.
Union Traction Company employee commits suicide.
U.T.C. motorman falls from car in Anderson and is in bad condition.
Car and trolley collide at Starr's Crossing at same location that a man and woman were killed about ten years ago.
Special interurban to take Alexandria Tigers to Kokomo for a baseball game and an Aviation meet, total cost $1.60 for the round trip.
Union Traction Company to institute safety week.
Traction cars decorated with safety slogans.
Tipton man dead after collision with interurban in Richmond.
Automobile hit by interurban.
57.5 million passengers rode the Union Traction lines over 27.3 million miles of track with no loss of life over the last 3.5 years.
Union Traction brakeman killed when crushed between two freight cars.
Seven bandits hold up traction car and net $70,125 out east.
Mrs. T.B. Campbell is made ticket clerk in Alexandria Traction Station.
Traction wire sets tree on fire and sparks ignite a house fire at 1112 W. Monroe St. in Alexandria, the home of Louis Farina.
U.T. and Nickel Plate disagree on the grade at Harrison Street.
Five killed as Ford Touring car is struck by an eastbound traction passenger car at Rangeline Crossing. Motorman George Horton of Tipton was cut by flying glass and Conductor Russell Hahn of Tipton was uninjured. Two others were injured quite badly and perhaps would not live.
Gravel cars derail.
Two killed by interurban car south of Anderson.
Automobile and interurban collide at Starr's Crossing north of Alexandria.
Union Traction Company purchases new parlor cars from St. Louis Car Company.
Union Traction auto-bus new parlor cars.
The Union Traction Company is in receivership.
Emil Johnson meets sudden death. Emil Johnson was killed at the U.T.C. crossing at the east edge of Orestes this morning when an eastbound freight smashed into his touring car. Mr. Johnson was a bit late and was in a hurry to make up lost time. Mrs. Johnson heard the crash and came running from their home nearby. Mr. Johnson died in her arms.
Union Traction car hits car at Ingalls, 5 dead.
Car and interurban crash with no injuries.
Car and traction near Bluffton, 15 injured.
Motorman burns to death at Louisville.
Union Traction asks to operate busses in Muncie.
Collision of traction cars at Cassville.
Many persons escaped injury today as the 1:30 p.m. car for Tipton split a switch at Harrison and Washington in Alexandria as the car pulled from the station. The car was heading north and the front trucks cleared the switch and the rear trucks split east swinging the rear end around and snapping a telephone pole at the Rothinghouse Drug Store corner.
Two youths stopped at the Nickel Plate Crossing and fell asleep on the adjacent I.U.T. tracks as the long freight train passed. A traction car came along tooting and ringing the bell but failed to awaken the boys. The motorman stopped the interurban and the conductor woke the boys much to their surprise.
The freight house of the Union Traction Company enlarged at Alexandria.
Union Traction Company car number 290 that killed Charles Colsher a week ago had been a runaway car before.
The Indiana Union Traction Company announces that annual income is declining.
An automobile and trolley collision in Alexandria.
Indiana Union Traction Company to pave on Harrison Street.
Due to new paving on State Road 28, new rumors are circulating that the traction line between Alexandria and Tipton will close.
A passenger car on the Alexandria-Tipton interurban line split the switch at Harrison and Washington.
Car and traction freight car collide at Fairview and Monroe in Alexandria. Motorman E.B. Leonard.
A low wire on Monroe Street struck a Union Traction brakeman causing him to fall from the interurban.
Indiana Union Traction Company may be sold today.
Bond holders approve the sale of Indiana Union Traction Company.
Two traction cars collide near the Union Traction Company freight house in North Anderson and two Alexandria passengers were injured.
One hundred and twenty-five cars of the Union Traction Company were burned in a bonfire yesterday.
A traction car left the track on North Harrison Street in Alexandria.
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