Trenton, NJ Train Wreck, Mar 1919


Freight Trains Crash On the Pennsylvania in Jersey.

TRENTON, N. J., March 21.---One man was killed and two seriously injured in a freight wreck of two loaded coal trains on the New York division of the Pennsylvania Railroad here early this morning. The forward train had become stalled at Mercer Street and Greenwood Avenue at the entrance to the tunnel of the Delaware and Raritan Canal. The engine of the rear train had been detached to go to the assistance of the other, when the forward train suddenly slid back down an incline, driving the light engine through the caboose and three forward cars of the rear train.

The dead man was John Cafferty of 334 Townsend Street, New Brunswick, N. J., a brakeman, who was buried under an overturned locomotive. The injured are Fred C. Cake, of 415 South Sixth Street, Camden, N. J., brakeman, both legs mangled, and Harry Quigley, 1,084 East Ninety-second Street, Brooklyn, internal injuries. Both men were taken to hospitals here.

The New York Times, New York, NY 23 Mar 1918