From the Richmond Enquirer, 9/27/1862, p. 1, c. 6

A MYSTERIOUS LOCOMOTIVE TUMBLE. Yesterday morning, as the inward accommodation train on the Central railroad was passing Strawberry Hill, five miles from the city, the locomotive bounced from the track, broke loose from one another and the rest of the train, and tumbled over the embankment into the ditch. The train was running at a speed of only eight miles an hour at the time, and the shock was so slight that some of the passengers did not observe it. The engineer and fireman escaped. No defect in the track could be found, and none was known to exist upon the locomotive. Until the latter is rescued from the mud and examined the cause of the accident will remain a mystery.

 

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