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

Sam Henry Richard

The Adair County News, 11 Oct 1911

Bill Jackson Killed

The Pioneer News, 6 Dec 1935

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

J. Ernest Bowman Killed at Lebanon Jct, 1913
(misnamed in newspaper)

The Courier-Journal, 27 May 1913

Emmitt Shepherd Killed by Train

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