Hartford, CT Train Wreck, Sept 1867
TEN PERSONS DROWNED---A CAR FLOATS THREE MILES.---Hartford, Conn., Sept. 6.---The passenger train on the Nangatuck Railroad, which left Waterbury at 7 last evening for Winsted, broke through the bridge across Branch River, about two miles from Thomaston. The couplings of the tender of the engine broke and the baggage car went into the river. Sixteen persons in the car were swept into the Nangatuck and carried over the dam at Thomaston. The car floated three miles from the scene of the accident and was at last secured and five men clinging to it. Six bodies have been recovered ---one of them Lucius Skinner, the Adams Express Agent on Winsted. A son of Egbert W. Sperry, of Wolcottsville, fifteen years of age, who left this city last evening for home was among the drowned. His body was recovered. The stores and factories of Thomaston are closed, and all are engaged in searching for the bodies.
Flakes Semi-Weekly Galveston Bulletin, Galveston, TX 25 Sept 1867