Bullitt County History

Railroad Accidents and Wrecks Articles

Bardstown Jct. Train Wreck in 1860


Bardstown Jct. Train Death in 1869


Rolling Fork Bridge Burns in 1873


Sam Perry Death / Railroad Wreck Report in 1883


Charles Anderson Death at Bardstown Jct in 1884


Thomas Rooney Death at Lebanon Jct in 1885


J. W. Carroll run over at Lebanon Jct in 1889


Charles Ross killed at Lebanon Jct in 1890


Benjamin Lloyd Killed at Lebanon Jct in 1897


Damin Craven Falls From Train, 1905


The Courier-Journal, 1 Sep 1905

Brakeman Falls Under Train and is Killed, 1907


The Courier-Journal, 5 Jan 1907

Four Injured By An L. and N. Train, 1909


The Courier-Journal, 27 Jun 1909

L&N Freight Kills Pupil


The Louisville Times, May 1940


The Cincinnati Enquirer, 10 May 1940

Minister's Wife, Child Killed In Car Crash

Shepherdsville, Ky. - AP - Mrs. Virginia Cundiff, 38, and her six-year-old daughter, Cerelda Jane, were killed, and her husband, the Rev. Ben Cundiff, 55, Baptist minister, was critically injured Sunday when the automobile in which they were riding was struck by a train here.

From 15 Feb 1943 issue of The Kingsport Times (Kingsport, Tennessee)

Rev. Cundiff died the next day at St. Joseph Infirmary in Louisville. According to his death certificate, Benjamin Harrison Cundiff was born 28 Aug 1888 to G. W. and Jennie (Moore) Cundiff. Virginia (Carney) Cundiff was born 14 Jan 1909, and their daughter Cerelda Jane Cundiff was born 27 Apr 1936.

The accident that took their lives happened at the railroad crossing of state highway 44 in Shepherdsville.


Bardstown Jct. Train Wreck in 1867


Bardstown Jct. Train Accident in 1867


Belmont Fatal Crash in 1874


Lebanon Junction Wreck in 1883


Another Lebanon Junction Wreck in 1883


A Broken Rail Near Lebanon Junction in 1883


William Clark killed at Lebanon Jct in 1887


Samuel Hicks killed at Lebanon Jct in 1887


James McHugh killed at Lebanon Jct in 1890


Fatal Wreck at Shepherdsville in 1903


King Knocked From Train By Locked Switch, 1907


The Courier-Journal, 17 Jul 1907

Solomon Northern Stuck by Train, 1909


Mount Vernon Signal, 31 Dec 1909

Emmitt Shepherd Killed by Train



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