"Head-On Joe" Connolly
From Kook Science
Joseph S. Connolly (March 14, 1859 - February 27, 1948), also known as “Head-On Joe” and “The Wrecker”, was an American showman who managed shows that featured the violent collisions of duelling locomotives through the western United States during the early decades of the twentieth century.
- Reisdorff, James J. (2009), The Man Who Wrecked 146 Locomotives: The Story of "Head-On Joe" Connolly, South Platte Press, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0942035852/?tag=apopheniacs-20
- Nichols, Mike (3 Jan. 2021), “Head-On Joe” and the Greatest Show on Two Rails, hometownbyhandlebar.com, https://hometownbyhandlebar.com/?p=31222