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Barre, VT Train Wreck, Jun 1912

Engine Falls from Bridge, One Dead.

BARRE, Vt., June 15.---A Central Vermont Railroad engine, running light, toppled over as it was crossing a bridge this afternoon, landing bottom up in the street, fifteen feet below. BENJAMIN WILLIAMS, aged 21, of Montpelier, fireman of the engine, was so badly scalded that he died to-night at a local hospital; JAMES SMITH, 28, a brakeman, had his back broken and is not expected to recover, and Joseph Derry, the engineer, received scalp wounds.

The New York Times, New York, NY 16 Jun 1912



article | by Dr. Radut