Danville Junction, ME Locomotive Boiler Explosion, Mar 1853

me danville junction locomotive boiler explosion mar 1853


PORTLAND, Me., March 25, 1852.

Yesterday, the locomotive "Oxford" drawing a heavy train, on the Androscoggin and Kennebec railroad, when near the Danville junction, burst her boiler, shivering the machine to atoms. Mr. Frank, engineer, Mr. Stowe, conductor; and George Kilborn, fireman; were severely blown many feet into the air, but neither of them was fatally injured.

The Weekly Herald, New York, NY 26 Mar 1853