April 13, 2009 marked the 60th anniversary of the day residents in Cotton Plant, Miss. will remember forever. On April 13, 1949, two trains collided with each other in Cotton Plant, resulting in one fatality. The fatality was John Oatis Cannon, who was a mail clerk in the Railway Post Office section of the power unit. The two trains were the No. 1 Engine 354, also known as Rebel, and No. 32 Engine 747.
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