Greycourt Station, NY Train And Wagon Collision, June 1889


Middletown, N.Y., June 16. -- At 7 o'clock this morning an Erie Railroad milk train, westward bound, when at Seeley's Road crossing just east of Greycourt Station, struck a milk wagon containing DENNIS KANE, a single man, aged forty years, and LUCAS S. STEAD, a boy twelve years old, and killed them instantly. Both were in the employ of a farmer living near by named HELMS, and were on the way with a load of milk to the Oxford Creamery. STEAD'S parents live at Craigville. Near the crossing is a high bank which hides approaching trains, and although the engineer rang the bell and blew the whistle the warning came too late to avert the accident. The locomotive struck the wagon with such force that the occupants were thrown over thirty feet. The horse was also killed and the wagon was torn to splinters.

New York Times New York 1889-06-17