Definitions for "Casey Jones"
Any locomotive engineer, especially a fast one. Name derived from John Luther (Casey) Jones.
United States railroad engineer who died trying to stop his train from crashing into another train; a friend wrote a famous ballad describing the incident (1864-1900)
John Luther "Casey" Jones (March 14, 1863 – April 30, 1900) was a locomotive engineer who worked for the Illinois Central Railroad (IC). In 1900 he was killed when his locomotive collided with another train. His dramatic death trying to stop his train and save lives made him a folksong hero beginning with a song written by Wallace Saunders who was an engine wiper for the IC.