Somerville, MA Train Wreck, Dec 1910


Passenger in Collision Near Boston.

BOSTON, Dec. 25.----One death resulted to-night from a Christmas morning railroad wreck in the Somerville yard of the Boston & Maine Railroad. A freight train, a shifting engine, and a Haverhill bound passenger train met in collision. William J. Noyes, the fireman of the passenger locomotive, died at the Relief Hospital of a broken neck, and seven passengers of the Haverhill train were slightly injured but were able to get to their homes.

The shifting engine struck a frog the wrong way and crashed into the end of an inbound train from Portland. This swung a number of freight cars about, so that the engine of the passenger train hit them. The people in the first passenger car were badly shaken and the passenger engine toppled over and several cars were smashed.

The New York Times, New York, NY 26 Dec 1910