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[7], Jones's legend was quickly fueled by headlines such as, "DEAD UNDER HIS CAB: THE SAD END OF ENGINEER CASEY JONES," The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee; and "HEROIC ENGINEER – Sticks to his post at cost of life. Casey Jones's Fireman: The Story of Sim Webb: Farmer, Nancy, Bernardin, James: Amazon.sg: Books Books . Railroading was a talent, and Jones was recognized by his peers as one of the best engineers in the business. 638, a big new freight engine IC had on display as the latest and greatest technological advancement in trains. The personal injury and physical damage costs of the wreck were initially estimated as follows: An update indicated an additional $327.50 in property damage ($102.50 in track damage, $100.00 for freight, and $125.00 in wrecking expense) plus a settlement of $1.00 to Mrs. Breaux for her injuries. Unofficially though, the penalties were far more severe for running behind than breaking the rules. Try. John F. Kennedy, the 35th U.S. president, negotiated the Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty and initiated the Alliance for Progress. Based on the game Sly Cooper & The Thievius Raccoonus Casey Jones is a teenage boy who grew up as a master thief. In the summer of 1887, a yellow fever epidemic struck many train crews on the neighboring Illinois Central Railroad (IC), providing an unexpected opportunity for faster promotion of firemen on that line. In the report Fireman Sim Webb states that he heard the torpedo explode, then went to the gangway on the engineer's side and saw the flagman with the red and white lights standing alongside the tracks. Jones was born near Cayce, Kentucky,[2] where he acquired the nickname of "Cayce", which he chose to spell as "Casey". Railroaders who worked with Jones liked him but admitted that he was a bit of a risk-taker. He had left the cab in charge of fellow engineer Bob Stevenson, who had reduced speed sufficiently for Jones to walk safely out on the running board to oil the relief valves. Miller, Express Messenger, injuries to back and left side, apparently slight – $25.00 ($768 in 2019), W. L. Whiteside, Postal Clerk, jarred – $1.00 ($31 in 2019), R. A. Ford, Postal Clerk, jarred – $1.00 ($31 in 2019), Engine No. A stretcher was brought from the baggage car on No. Now Nancy Farmer, two-time Newbery Honor winner, brings us an entirely new account of what might have happened on that fateful night, told from the perspective of the legendary engineer's fireman, Sim Webb.Sim Webb was born to work for the railroad. [6], Jones was also famous for his peculiar skill with the train whistle. ", Calvin Coolidge was president of the United States from 1923 to 1929. He is best known for his courage, sacrificing his life by keeping one hand on the brake to slow the train and one hand on the whistle to warn others who might be near the train, as well as for his tenacity in keeping trains on schedule and his famous "whippoorwill whistle." Engineer Jones did a wonderful as well as a heroic piece of work, at the cost of his life. as he leaned on the Johnson bar. The Ballad Of Casey Jones Lyrics: Come, all you rounders, if you want to hear / The story told of a brave engineer; / Casey Jones was the rounder’s name / A high right-wheeler of mighty fame.” Jones was successful at M&O, quickly moving up the ranks. 638 stayed in Water Valley. Mrs. Deto was identified as the spouse of an IC engineer, and in the update her claim for injuries was still unsettled. It was soon back in service on the same run with Engineer Harry A. Jones earned a reputation as an engineer who would always stay on schedule, even if it meant pushing the train to great and sometimes dangerous speeds—a trait that made him a popular employee. [7], In any event, they departed Memphis on the fatal run at 12:50 a.m., 75 minutes behind schedule owing to the late arrival of No. At the fair (also called The Chicago World's Fair), he became acquainted with No. As Jones took a turn into Vaughan, Mississippi, Webb warned him that there was another train parked on the tracks ahead of them. 83 back up (onto the main line) to allow No. The American railroad passenger system was a relatively new and exciting mode of transportation, as people were able to travel great distances at high speeds. [6][7], Meanwhile, Jones was almost back on schedule, running at about 75 miles per hour (121 km/h) toward Vaughan, and traveling through a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) left-hand curve that blocked his view. By the time he got to Durant (155 miles (249 km) into the run), Jones was almost on time. [7] Other than these payments Mrs. Jones received nothing as a result of the wreck or Jones's service with the railroad, as the Railroad Retirement Fund was not established until 1937. Simeon T. Webb, Fireman Train No. As the combined length of the trains was ten cars longer than the length of the east passing track, some of the cars were stopped on the main line. The sound of it was variously described as "a sort of whippoorwill call," or "like the war cry of a Viking." John Luther "Casey" Jones (March 14, 1863 – April 30, 1900) was an American railroader who was killed when his passenger train collided with a stalled freight train at Vaughan, Mississippi. He continued north a further distance of 500 to 800 feet (150 to 240 m), where he stood and gave signals to Jones's train No.1. In his 1975 painting "Sources of Country Music", A traditional blues song honoring Casey Jones was performed by many blues singers over the history, including, A 1970s song called Casey Jones by the famous rock band, Casey Jones is mentioned in Caryl Phillips's stageplay, "Casey Jones" is a cheat in the video game, Neil Young's song "Southern Pacific" alludes to the Casey Jones legend by imagining a railroad engineer named "Mr. Jones" who meets a less heroic but in some ways a more tragic fate: when he turns 65 years old, he is compelled into retirement by the railroad company as "company policy. The song was later adapted by William Leighton and sold to vaudeville artists. During its 37 years of service, "Ole 382" was involved in accidents that took 6 lives before it was retired in July 1935. He had reduced his speed from about 75 miles per hour (121 km/h) to about 35 miles per hour (56 km/h) when he hit. The engineer's exploits were also sung of in an earlier folk song called " The Ballad of Casey Jones ", which the Grateful Dead … 83 overlapping above the north switch and on the main line – right in Jones' path. At Durant, he received new orders to take to the siding at Goodman, Mississippi (eight miles (13 km) south of Durant, and 163 miles (262 km) into the run), wait for the No. This run offered the fastest schedules in the history of American railroading. 384 until the night of his fateful last ride on Engine No. There he worked with his next and last fireman, Simeon T. "Sim" Webb in 1900. Born in 1995 in New York City to a former NHL player, Casey Jones has kept failing miserably in high school, and was assigned to be tutored by April O'Neil so that he can continue playing on his hockey team. Please reorganize this content to explain the subject's impact on popular culture, Service at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, Illinois Central Railroad report on accident, Learn how and when to remove this template message, The Historic Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum in Jackson, Tennessee, Water Valley Casey Jones Railroad Museum in Water Valley, Mississippi, "Casey Jones' Whistler Museum And Park – Hon. Skip to main content.ca. But it would have been impossible for him to have seen the flagman if the flagman had been positioned 500–800 feet (150–240 m) before the torpedoes as the report says he was. The song was written around 1900 by Wallace Saunders and Eddie Newton. 1, body bruises from jumping off Engine 382 – $5.00 (equivalent to $154 in 2019), Mrs. W. E. Breaux, passenger, 1472 Rocheblave Street, New Orleans, slight bruises – Not settled, Mrs. Wm. 1, having arrived that morning on No. The following 30-mile (48 km) stretch (Winona to Durant, Mississippi) had no speed-restricted curves. 26 was a local passenger train in two sections and would be in the siding, so he would have priority over it. Jones's wife said she never had any thought of remarrying. Jones liked No. To this day, Jones's name is synonymous with the America's great steam era. People living along the IC line between Jackson and Water Valley would turn over in their beds late at night upon hearing it and say "There goes Casey Jones" as he roared by. The Story of Casey Jones and the Wreck That Made Him Famous John Luther Jones was born March 14, 1863. September 1905: Norton and the 382 turned over in the Memphis South Yards. Coolidge was known for his quiet demeanor, which earned him the nickname "Silent Cal.". The train was originally running more than an hour and a half behind, and Jones, determined to arrive as scheduled, ran the steam locomotive at speeds nearing 100 miles per hour in an effort to make up the time. Casey Jones's fame is largely attributed to the traditional song, “The Ballad of Casey Jones”,[6][15] also known as "Casey Jones, the Brave Engineer", recorded by, among others, Billy Murray, Mississippi John Hurt, Furry Lewis, Johnny Cash, Ed McCurdy, and played live by the Grateful Dead, as well as Jones' friend Wallace Saunders, an African-American engine wiper for the IC. by Shirley Lomheim First published in Saskatchewan's Folklore periodical Summer 2010 Edition In 1910 when Kenneth Harris Jones began working as a carpenter in Moose Jaw's Canadian Pacific Railway years, he was nicknamed 'Casey' after the hero of a popular railroad song of the day. The "saw by", however, left the rear cars of No. Casey Jones was the rounder's name. He mounted to the cabin with the orders in his hand, And he took his farewell trip to that promis'd land. 26. By all accounts he was a devoted family man and teetotaler. "Casey Jones" is (very) loosely based ... Ct Check back in the Dead's concert history, late 1969 early 1970 they also sang an acoustic folk song the Ballad of Casey Jones, closer to the story of the original. Some claim that he ignored a flagman signalling to him, though this person may have been out of sight on a tight bend, or obscured by fog. Casey Jones the Story of a Brave Engineer: 9780516088068: Books - Amazon.ca. Owing to engineer absence, he had to take over another service through the day, which may have deprived him of sleep. [7], During the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago, Illinois, in 1893, IC was charged with providing commuter service for the thousands of visitors to the fairground. Casey Jones Lyrics: Casey Jones / Come all you rounders / If you want to hear / The story of a brave engineer / Casey Jones / Was the rounder's name / On the big six wheeler / Boys he made his fame That was Engine No. It was his first experience as an engineer in passenger service and he liked it.[7]. ", In Season 4 episode 15 (entitled "Us") of, Casey Jones Railroad Museum State Park in Vaughan, Mississippi (Museum closed in 2004), This page was last edited on 7 January 2021, at 21:13. He refused to use steel, even though it was cheaper, because it was coated with potentially lethal zinc. January 1903: criminal train wreckers caused 382 to wreck, nearly demolishing the locomotive. Casey Jones stayed on the train as “Ole 382” plowed through the red wooden caboose and three freight cars, before leaving the track. © 2021 Biography and the Biography logo are registered trademarks of A&E Television Networks, LLC. – Fireman and Messenger Injured – Passenger Train Crashed Into a Local Freight Partly on the Siding – Several Cars Demolished."[6]. [6][7], The headlines in The Jackson Sun (Jackson, Tennessee) read: "FATAL WRECK – Engineer Casey Jones, of This City, Killed Near Canton, Miss. he yelled to Jones. 26 had arrived from Canton earlier, and required a "saw by" for them to get to the "house track" west of the main line. The marvel and mystery is how Engineer Jones stopped that train. https://www.biography.com/personality/casey-jones. Fifteen enginemen rode 118 miles (190 km) from Water Valley to pay their last respects, which was a record. Casey Jones, also billed as The Ballad of Casey Jones or Casey Jones, the brave engineer, is an American folk song that deals with the story of Casey Jones, a railroad engineer, who died in his train wreck. Hello, Sign in. 83 and yelled to Jones. Jones was issued nine citations for rules infractions in his career, with a total of 145 days suspended. Sonny Callahan (Extension of Remarks – October 14, 1993)", "Water Valley Casey Jones Railroad Museum in Water Valley, Mississippi", "Death Comes at 92 to Casey Jones's Widow", Life Magazine Jan 26, 1942 story of Casey Jones, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Casey_Jones&oldid=998963744, Railway accident deaths in the United States, Articles with trivia sections from October 2018, Articles with disputed statements from October 2020, Articles needing additional references from December 2013, All articles needing additional references, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. During the 1880s, he had played at Columbus, Kentucky, while he was a cub operator on the M & O. Railroad Wreck at Vaughan's on Illinois Central Railroad – Terrible Fatality Prevented by Engineer's Loyalty to Duty – A passenger's Story," The Times-Democrat, New Orleans. "[6], For at least ten years after the wreck, the imprint of Jones's engine was clearly visible in the embankment on the east side of the tracks about two-tenths of a mile north of Tucker's Creek, which is where the marker was located. 1 Appearances 1.1 The Brave Engineer 2 Trivia 3 Gallery In the train yard at dawn, Casey Jones is sleeping in the cab wearing his robe and sleeping cap. It is supposed he did not see the flag." Without any warning we plowed into that caboose."[6][7]. 98119 – $430.00 ($13,215 in 2019), IC box car 11380 – $4000.00 ($122,928 in 2019), IC box car 24116 – $55.00 ($1,690 in 2019), Total (property damage only) – $2,996.00 ($92,073 in 2019), "April the 14th Part 1" and "Ruination Day Part 2" –, "Knocking Down Casey Jones" – Wilmer Watts, "The Ballad of Casey Jones" – Band of Annuals, "Strojvudce Prihoda" – Jiri Voskovec and Jan Werich, "Casey Caught the Cannonball" - Jimbo Mathus. 217 – $105.00 ($3,227 in 2019), Caboose No. Songs titled “Casey Jones”, usually about the crash or the engineer, have been recorded by Vernon Dalhart (Edison Disc recorded June 16, 1925), This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb, Feverfew (Blueboy (band)), Tom Russell, The New Christy Minstrels, Skillet Lickers, and the Grateful Dead. He was in a sleeper on Jones's southbound fast mail and said after the wreck: The passengers did not suffer, and there was no panic. Jones, Casey, 1864-1900, American locomotive engineer celebrated in ballad and song, probably b. Jordan, Fulton co., Ky. His real name was John Luther Jones, but at the age of 17 he went to Cayce, Ky., and there he was employed as a telegraph operator; from the name of the town he was given the nickname "Casey." [7] There are no clearly authentic photographs of the famous wreck in existence. "Dad" Norton in charge—but bad luck seemed to follow it. His work in Jackson primarily involved freight service between Jackson and Water Valley, Mississippi. He was so punctual, it was said that people set their watches by him. We strive for accuracy and fairness. A ballad written by Wallace Saunders entitled "The Ballad of Casey Jones" made Jones a permanent figure in American folklore. Both locations were busy and important stops for IC, and he developed close ties with them between 1890 and 1900. Now this is contrary to most of the stories, some of which say he had a bolt through his neck, some say he was crushed, some say he was scalded to death. He is known for building Rockefeller Center in New York City. Casey was born Jonathan Luther Jones on 14 Mar 1863 in the town of Jackson, Tennessee. Heroic sacrifice for refusal to abandon post to ensure the safety of passengers from an inevitable collision. They bought a house at 211 West Chester Street in Jackson, Tennessee, where they raised their three children. Since she was Catholic, he decided to convert and was baptized on November 11, 1886, at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Whistler, Alabama,[4][5] to please her. Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr. was the only son of John D. Rockefeller and heir to his fortune. 1, and crewmen of the other trains carried his body to the depot, a 1⁄2 mile (800 m) away. Stephen King is a 'New York Times'-bestselling novelist who made his name in the horror and fantasy genres with books like 'Carrie,' 'The Shining' and 'IT.' [6][7], Jones reversed the throttle and slammed the airbrakes into emergency stop, but "Ole 382" quickly plowed through a wooden caboose, a car load of hay, another of corn, and halfway through a car of timber before leaving the track. The ballad became extremely popular and made Casey Jones an American legend. The caller called Casey at half past four. For other uses, see. In 1891, he was offered a job at Illinois Central Railroad as an engineer. But stop it he did. His body was found lying under the cab, with his skull crushed and right arm torn from its socket. By the time of impact, Jones frantic efforts had slowed the engine to 35 miles per hour, saving his passengers from serious injury or death. They had once moved to Water Valley, but returned to Jackson, which they felt was home. [8], The Fred J. Lee biography Casey Jones contended the men arrived in Memphis on No. Jones himself was the only fatality, his watch stopped at 3:52am. 382; $1,396.25 ($42,910 in 2019), Mail car No. 638, but he thought the change was worth it. Jones would drive Hatfield's Engine No. A story all about a brave engineer Casey Jones was the rounder's name On a high right wheeler, he won his fame Casey Jones, Casey Jones Casey Jones, are you ready? Casey Jones of High River passed away peacefully at the Foothills Country Hospice on September 18, 2019. They would have two sons and a daughter together. He was immortalized as an American folk hero with the release of Wallace Saunders's song "The Ballad of Casey Jones.". death of Casey Jones, probably the most famous of a long line of locomotive engineer heroes who have died at their post of duty, one hand on the whistle and the other on the airbrake lever. Some veteran engineers doubted the times could be met and some quit. 3 (south) to another engineer. He shuttled many people from Van Buren Street to Jackson Park during the exposition. When a potential disaster arose, all of Jones's skill and the engine's responsiveness were put to the greatest test. Hill's version of the song was later performed and recorded by Utah Phillips, Pete Seeger, in Russian by Leonid Utyosov, and Hungarian by the Szirt Együttes. ″Casey Jones—the Union Scab″ portrays Jones as a strikebreaker at Southern Pacific. [7], His regular fireman on No. Contrary to what the report claimed, shortly after the accident and until his death Webb maintained, "We saw no flagman or fusees, we heard no torpedoes. A pop sensation in the 1980s, singer-songwriter John Mellencamp has evolved into one of rock’s most enduring acts, and given voice to the small-town experience. In 1884, he moved to Jackson, Tennessee, where he was promoted at M&O to the position of flagman. Famed American folk hero Casey Jones was born John Luther Jones on March 14, 1864, in a rural part of southeastern Missouri. 26 to gain access to the west house track. In any event, some railroad historians have disputed the official account over the years, finding it difficult if not impossible to believe that an engineer of Jones's experience would have ignored a flagman and fusees (flares) and torpedoes exploded on the rail to alert him to danger. It is called the Kinmundy Wreck[11] as it happened near Kinmundy, Illinois. In both of these accounts, Jones's regular run was trains 1 and 4. The express messenger was thrown against the side of the car, having two of his ribs broken by the blow, but his condition is not considered dangerous. They returned to Memphis at 6:25 on the morning of April 29, giving them adequate time to be rested for number 1 that night, which was their regular assigned run. 2 (north) and No. 638 and liked working in the Jackson District because his family was there. This was the position the IC held in its official reports.[6]. Webb's view from the left side of the train was better, and he was first to see the red lights of the caboose on the main line. [6], Jones's tombstone in Jackson's Mount Calvary Cemetery gives his birth year as 1864, but according to information his mother wrote in the family Bible, he was born in 1863. With 25 miles (40 km) of fast track ahead, Jones likely felt that he had a good chance to make it to Canton by 4:05 am "on the advertised". One Sunday during the summer of 1898, the Water Valley shop team was scheduled to play the Jackson shop team and Jones got to haul the team to Jackson for the game.[7]. The caboose and two of the cars were smashed to pieces, the engine left the rails and plowed into an embankment, where it overturned and was completely wrecked, the baggage and mail coaches also being thrown from the track and badly damaged. His orders also instructed him to meet passenger train No. He was noted for his exceptionally punctual schedules, which sometimes required a degree of risk, though this was not a factor on his fatal last journey. This was one link of a four-train run between Chicago, Illinois, and New Orleans, Louisiana, the so-called "cannonball" passenger run. They were asked to turn right around and take number 1 back to Canton to fill in for Sam Tate, who had marked off. He was immortalized as an American folk hero with the release of … 638 ran its first 589 miles (948 km) with Jones at the throttle to Water Valley. On 25 Nov 1886 he married Mary Joanna “Janie” Brady whose father owned the boarding house where Casey lived. Casey Jones (July 26, 1939 - May 3, 2017) was a blues drummer, singer and record producer who has recorded with blues artists such as Albert Collins, appearing on his Frostbite and Ice Pickin' albums, and Johnny Winter, appearing on Winters Serious Business, Guitar Slinger, True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story albums. IWW activist Joe Hill wrote and sang a protest song parody of “The Ballad of Casey Jones”. Casey Jones was a railroad engineer known for his speed who died in 1900, when he collided with another train. His request was approved, and No. [6], Engineer Willard W. "Bill" Hatfield had transferred from Memphis back to a run out of Water Valley, thus opening up trains No. However, when the two worked together to stop Mutagen Man and a squadron of Robot Foot Soldiers, she began to open up to Jones and enjoy being in his presence. [9], In a third account, trains 3 and 2 were Casey and Sim Webb's regular run, and they were asked to fill in for Sam Tate that night on No. On the following day, the funeral service was held in St. Mary's Church, where he and Janie Brady had married fourteen years before. His watch stopped at the time of impact: 3:52 am on April 30, 1900. ), American railroad engineer whose death as celebrated in the ballad “Casey Jones” made him a folk hero. 1. According to … At the fair, Lisa was immediately drawn to Casey, to his beautiful face, to his soulful eyes. 1 headed southbound. Casey Jones was a locomotive engineer who became a folk hero after his death in a train crash in 1900 was commemorated in a number of songs. 1 was running under a full head of steam when it crashed into the rear end of a caboose and three freight cars which were standing on the main track, the other portion of the train being on a sidetrack. Its unique sound involved a long-drawn-out note that began softly, rose and then died away to a whisper, a sound that became his trademark. He was a near-magician at knowing exactly how much and what gauge copper a certain size still would require. He recounts an incident in 1895 as Jones's train approached Michigan City, Mississippi. A call was sent out for trainmen who wanted to work there. Amiri Baraka is an African American poet, activist and scholar. Realizing that she was still immobile, he raced to the tip of the pilot or cowcatcher and braced himself on it, reaching out as far as he could to pull the frightened but unharmed girl from the rails. Historians and the press had questions about the official findings. Jones pulled out of Goodman only five minutes behind schedule. 83 that Jones hit. THE TALE OF CASEY JONES has inspired many songs and stories. Bought new in 1898 from the Rogers Locomotive Works, it was a very powerful engine for the time. 638 was due to be sent to Water Valley for service in the Jackson District. The railroad men themselves wondered at it and of course the uninitiated could not do less. Much of his work has been adapted for film and TV. While living in a boarding house in Jackson, Jones met and fell in love with Joanne "Janie" Brady, the daughter of a proprietor. "Oh my Lord, there's something on the main line!" 26 at Vaughan (15 miles (24 km) south of Goodman, and 178 miles (286 km) into the run). 83 on the main line. He was promoted to engineer, his lifelong goal, on February 23, 1891. [3], Jones married Mary Joanna ("Janie") Brady (born 1866), whose father owned the boarding house where Jones was staying. Jones's legend was quickly fueled by headlines such as, "DEAD UNDER HIS CAB: THE SAD END OF ENGINEER CASEY JONES," The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee; and "HEROIC ENGINEER – Sticks to his post at cost of life. His fireman died 3 days later. "use strict";(function(){var insertion=document.getElementById("citation-access-date");var date=new Date().toLocaleDateString(undefined,{month:"long",day:"numeric",year:"numeric"});insertion.parentElement.replaceChild(document.createTextNode(date),insertion)})(); Subscribe to the Biography newsletter to receive stories about the people who shaped our world and the stories that shaped their lives. 83 (located to the north and headed south, which had been delayed due to having two drawbars pulled while at Vaughan) and long freight train No. A fast engine, a good fireman (Simeon T. Webb would be the train's assigned fireman), and a light train (they had six cars) were ideal for a record-setting run. 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