There were several train wrecks near Brownwood Texas after the turn of the century. In January 1907, a train wreck occurred 10 miles north of Brownwood. In February 1912, there was a wreck 8 miles west of Brownwood where an unidentified man was killed. Those wrecks were caused by spreading tracks. My grandfather recalled a train wreck that occurred in 1912, west of Brownwood, were an unidentified railroad man was killed. My grandfather's brother, Leonard "Len" Coffee, also worked for the Santa Fe Railroad. He was killed on October 3, 1896 as the train passed through a station. A mail bag hit him in the head when he leaned out of the baggage car.
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