Ludlow, VT Train Wreck, Feb 1896


A Vermont Central Train Leaves the Track and Goes over an Embankment.

LUDLOW, Vt., Feb. 18.---A dozen or more persons were injured by the wrecking of a passenger train on the Vermont Central Railroad a mile north of this place this morning. Those most seriously hurt are:

BAKER, E. O., express messenger; pinned under the wreckage and seriously crushed.
BAKER, T. J., of Rutland, a railroad carpenter; crushed about body; will probably die.
FLETCHER, GEORGE L., of Chester, mail agent; seriously injured under the wreckage.
SEXTON, D. B., of Rutland, conductor; cut about head and injured internally.

The other eight or ten persons on the train have painful but not serious bruises. The cause of the accident was a broken rail. The baggage car, mail car, and one coach went off the track and went down the embankment, being smashed in pieces. The engine was left on the ties.

The New York Times, New York, NY 19 Feb 1896