Scarborough, ME Train Wreck, Jan 1891


PORTLAND, Me., Jan. 22. -- The local train leaving Portland at 10:25 this morning for Biddeford on the Western Division of the Boston and Maine Railroad was run into in the rear by a wild engine from Portland at Scarborough Beach station. There was a dense fog, and the engineer of the wild engine saw neither the train nor the signals. Five persons were more or less injured. Those hurt the most are W. H. SWASEY, Baggage-master; FAIRFIELD TUTTLE, Car Inspector, and C. E. FOSTER, fireman of the wild engine. The baggage car was on the rear of the train, and this was badly smashed. The passengers were frightened and shaken up, and two, women, whose names are not known, were slightly injured. The three men hurt were brought here and taken to the Maine General Hospital.

The New York Times New York 1891-01-23