“UP Train Derailment and Fire Near Nampa,” Idaho Statesman, 26 December 1952, p. 1.
An east-bound Union Pacific freight train derailed five miles west of Nampa just before mid-night on Christmas Eve. The engine, tender, and a dozen freight cars left the tracks. Several of the freight cars then caught fire. The Nampa fire department responded to the scene. They soon brought the fire under control. The engineer and brakeman were transported to Nampa for medical care. Neither was seriously injured. The cause of the derailment is under investigation.