Hyde Park, NY Train Wreck Into Hudson, Mar 1912
TRAIN PLUNGES INTO THE HUDSON.
TWENTIETH CENTURY LEAPS TRACKS, HURLING 56 PASSENGERS INTO ICY WATERS.
TWENTY-FIVE ARE INJURED.
Poughkeepsie, N.Y., March 14. -- The first section of the Twentieth Century limited, the New York Central railroad's train de luxe, bound from Chicago to New York, was wrecked near Hyde Park, eight and one-half miles north of Poughkeepsie, and twenty passengers were hurt, nine of them seriously.
The four rear cars, all Pullman sleepers, crashed down a twelve-foot bank and plunged into the Hudson River. Two of them smashed their way through the ice, while the other two remained on top. Nurses and physicians were called from Poughkeepsie, while a wrecking crew was hastily run to Hyde Park to clear the tracks. A dense fog prevailed at Poughkeepsie at the time of the accident. The New York Central sent a special train from Poughkeepsie to carry physicians and nurses to the scene.
The accident was found to be due to a break in the water scoop, a contrivance designed to enable fast passenger trains to take up water without stopping.
There were 56 passengers on the train. Some were still in their berths and crawled through the broken windows of the derailed cars in their night clothes. Uninjured women passengers acted as nurses and helped care for the injured until the special arrived.
List of the Injured:
The seriously injured are:
A. H. WEIERNORFF, Milwaukee, ribs and right hip broken.
MRS. A. B. WHITE, New York, right arm fractured, cut and bruised.
P. M. SWEENY, Brooklyn, badly cut about head and hands.
DR. P. C. WARMSHIUS, Grand Rapids, cut by glass.
WILLIAM THORM, New York, ribs broken, internal injuries.
CARL RIDDINGTON, Chicago, both hands cut off.
AMANDA GASTAVSOY, Chicago, left arm fractured.
MRS. C. F. FORMES, New York, cut by glass.
MRS. B. BARUCH, Brooklyn, right arm broken, cut by glass.
Daily News Marshall Michigan 1912-03-14