April 30th, 1900 – Casey Jones Saves Passenger Train!

Jonathan Luther “John” “Casey” Jones from Jackson, Tennessee, was an American railroader who worked for the Illinois Central Railroad (IC). As a boy, he lived near Cayce, Kentucky, where he acquired the nickname of “Cayce,” which he chose to spell as “Casey.” On April 30th, 1900, he was killed when his passenger train, the Cannonball Express, […]

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