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Felton, DE Train Wreck, Oct 1897

ARMOR PLATED IN A WRECK.

Three Cars Derailed at Felton on the Delaware Railroad.

FELTON, Del., Oct. 2---A south-bound train on the Delaware Railroad was wrecked here this morning. The smash-up was caused by the breaking of an axle. Nobody was injured.

Three cars loaded with armor plate, which was being shipped to Norfolk, were derailed. One plate, weighing thirty-five tons, fell upon the tracks. It will acquire all day to remove the obstruction.

Trains are being run around the wreck by means of a siding.

The New York Times, New York, NY 3 Oct 1897



article | by Dr. Radut