Hoffmans, NY Train Wreck, Aug 1902


Schenectady, N. Y., Aug. 20.--Four men were killed, one seriously injured and a score slightly injured near Hoffman’s ferry, ten miles from this city, tonight by the breaking in half of a New York Central freight train and the subsequent crashing of the rear half into the front, which had stopped. The dead are all trainmen.

Davenport Daily Republican, Davenport, IA 21 Aug 1902



Owing to Collision and One Man Was Killed.

Schenectady N. Y., Aug 23--A bad wreck occurred near Hoffman’s at midnight in which John H Heskins a workman in the Albany round house met instant death. A train of empty passenger coaches which was running west collided with an east bound freight and shattered cars were strewn across four tracks completely blocking traffic. The wreck took fire, the flames spreading rapidly. All of the trains crew have been accounted for some being badly hurt but none fatally.

Sandusky Daily Star, Sandusky, OH 23 Aug 1902