Two nine-year-old Colorado boys were recently arrested and charged with two attempts at train-wrecking. Their first attempt was successful.
They turned a switch and sent the Midland Terminal passenger train crashing into some freight cars on the siding a half mile east of Independence. Two passengers were injured and about $40,000 worth of property destroyed.
The youngsters' second attempt was on the Florence and Cripple Creek train, in the Independence yards. They were detected and captured while preparing for the wreck. When apprehended they gave as their excuse that they wanted to see a real big railroad wreck.