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Casey Jones
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    (March 14, 1863-April 30, 1900)
    Born in Missouri
    Birth name was John Luther Jones
    Nicknamed after his hometown of Cayce, Kentucky
    Railroad engineer for the Illinois Central
    Died when his locomotive collided with a stopped freight train
    Immortalized in folk ballads
    He spelled his name 'Cayce' while his wife spelled it 'Casey.'
    He was suspended 145 days for rules infractions during his railroading career.
    An investigation by the Illinois Central concluded that Jones was at fault for the fatal accident, having disregarded a flagman's warning.
    He had a reputation for getting his trains in on schedule regardless of any difficulties he faced.
    His fireman, Sim Webb, said, 'We saw no flagman... Without any warning we plowed into that caboose.'
    He was credited with saving his passengers from death or serious injury by staying at the brake until the end.
    No matter what The Grateful Dead say, there is no evidence he was 'driving that train high on cocaine.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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