Wreck of the N & W Cannonball

DESCRIPTION: "The Cannonball was westbound on the Norfolk-Richmond run, The brave man at the throttle was Harry Covington." Two trains, one on the Norfolk and Western, the other on the Atlantic Coast line, collide in Virginia; two Covingtons die
AUTHOR: Words: Cleburne C. Meeks / Music: Carson J. Robison
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (communication between Vernon Dalhart & Cleburne C. Meeks; see Lyle-Scalded, p. 53)
KEYWORDS: train wreck
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
June 27, 1903 - The Cannonball wreck
FOUND IN:
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Lyle-Scalded, pp. 50-56, "The N & W Cannonball Wreck" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cohen-LSRail, p. 272, "Wreck of the N & W Cannonball" (notes only)

Roud #14014
RECORDINGS:
Vernon Dalhart, "Wreck of the N & W Cannonball" (Columbia 15378-D)
File: LSRa272G

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