Actor Clark to visit Casey Jones museum Wednesday

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- Veteran actor Bobby Clark will visit the Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum in Jackson on Wednesday.

Clark portrayed Casey Jr. in the 1950s television series "Casey Jones" as the son of Casey and Janie Jones. According to a news release from the museum, he appeared in dozens of TV shows including "Lassie" and "Star Trek" and feature films such as "The Ten Commandments."

In 1900, Casey Jones, a railroad engineer, became a folk hero when he tried to stop his Illinois Central passenger train before it hit a stalled freight car in Vaughn, Miss. He died but others survived.

Jones, whose real name was John Luther Jones, got his nickname because he grew up in Cayce in western Kentucky.

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