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Oakman, Alabama-May 16th 1895    
    Reduced Rates
To Houston, Texas for Confederate Veterans
    The Southern Railway in May 17th and 18th 1895, will sell tickets to Houston, Texas good to return 15 days from the date of sale, on account of National Encampment of United Confederate Veterans, and additional 15 days will be granted if tickets are placed with agent at Houston before the breaking up of the Encampment.

Submitted By Karen Kitchens Murphy -November-2005


Railroads in Walker County (Dora)

(Submitted by Rick Watson)

To learn more about the Alabama Central Railroad Project...

Walker County Railroad Project---look here

Railroad Derailment

Is it in Dora, Walker County, Alabama?

Photo contributed by Margaret Behel [blackdog@webjemm.net]

 An additional link for information on several Frisco Lines  http://thelibrary.springfield.missouri.org/lochist/frisco/friscoline/


Old trainRailroad News...

The day after Christmas 1934

The day after Christmas 1934, Marcus E. Gossett, being 82 years of age, was walking on the railroad from Phil Campbell in Franklin County to Bankhead in Walker County to visit relatives. While walking on a trestle in Walker County, about two miles from his destination, a Mobile and Ohio Freight Train knocked him off, which was a drop of 75 feet. It happened about 1:30 P.M., and he was killed instantly. His death certificate states "skull fractured; leg out off right; neck broken."

January 2, 1935

From the Mountain Eagle, Jasper, AL, January 2, 1935:
"An Old Man Killed On Railraod Track. Earl A. [Marcus E.] Gossett, of Phil Campbell, a man 78 [82] years of age, was struck and killed by a freight train on the Northern Alabama trestle near Calumet [Station] last Wednesday. Gossett was enroute to Bankhead from Phil Campbell afoot when the accident occurred. He had relatives at Bankhead. The remains were brought to Jasper by the undertaking establishment of A.B. Legg and Sons, where it was identified by relatives of the deceased."

 January 3, 1935

From the Advertiser-Journal, Haleyville, AL, January 3, 1935:
"Man on Trestle Killed by Train. JASPER, Ala., Dec. 27 -- Earl A. [Marcus E.] Gossett, 78 [82], Phil Campbell, was instantly killed when he was struck by a Mobile & Ohio freight train Wednesday while Gossett was walking the trestle near Calumet. He was on his way to visit relatives at Bankhead and was within two miles of his destination when he was killed. Finding of accidental death was reported by Coroner Joe Legg. Funeral services will be held Friday at Phil Campbell."


Thanks to P J Gossett for these articles

Peter J. Gossett [winstoncounty@gmail.com]