Casey Jones

Casey Jones

Casey Jones was an American railroader who worked for the Illinois Central Railroad. In 1895, he saved the life of a young girl by standing on the moving train’s cow-catcher and picking the girl up off the track. In 1900, he was killed when his passenger train, the Cannonball Express collided with a stalled freight train. None of his passengers were hurt. Jones yelled at his partner to jump off the train, while he stayed back to slow down it down.

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