McComb City Railroad Depot Museum

Home of ICRR Locomotive 2542 

  Simeon Taylor Webb, born McComb, was the fireman on Casey Jones's fatal run. Casey shouted, "Jump, Sim, Jump!" seconds before the Illinois Central's Cannonball Express plowed into the rear of a freight train near Vaughn, Mississippi, on the night of April 30, 1900. Sim received a settlement of $5.00 from the ICRR for body bruises caused from jumping off Engine 382.