From the August 5, 1910 issue of the Mansfield, OH News and August 6, 1910 New York Times:
Middletown, NY, August 5 -- A landslide on the Erie railroad five miles west of here early today caused the wreck of an eastbound fast freight train and the loss of three lives. The dead:
JAMES J. BRADLEY, engineer, of Port Jervis.
HOWARD E. TAYLOR, fireman, of Port Jervis.
GEORGE CARPENTER, brakeman, of Jersey City.
The landslide is believed to have been due to a heavy rain which loosened the hillside soil and caused large quantities of rock to crash down upon and block the track. Eleven large refrigerator cars were piled up in a tangled heap around the locomotive.