1911 - STICKS TO BLAZING ENGINE. Only When Train Reaches Station Does Engineer Leave His Post.
MALDEN, Mass., Jan. 6.- With the woodwork of the cab ablaze and a shower of sparks streaming behind, Engineer Goodwin drove a Boston & Maine locomotive with six crowded passenger cars attached into the Faulkner station to-night. The passengers had no inkling of trouble until they heard the fire engines. Firemen extinguished the blaze and the train proceeded.
The engineer said that a broken pipe had allowed water to fall into the firebox, causing a small explosion, which threw hot coals back into the cab. Although burned about the face and hands, the engineer stuck to his post.
The New York Times
New York, New York
January 7, 1911