Readsboro, VT Train Wreck, Mar 1897


In Railroad Wreck Near Readsboro This Morning.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass., March 31.---There was an accident this morning on the Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington R. R. a quarter of a mile below Readsboro, Vt. The train was due at hoosac Tunnel at 9:50. Two cars rolled over on their sides and lodged on the brink of a bank 25 feet high.

Several passengers were more or less injured. Those most seriously hurt were:

G. W. Averill of North Adams, cut on face and hands;

Mrs. Elizabeth Carpenter, of Whitingham, Vt., bruised on chest and internally injured;

Miss Bertha Wheeler of Whitingham, shock and cut on face;

C. E. Wheeler of Whitingham, cut on the head and injured internally;

Frank Childs, Wilmington, leg lacerated by broken glass;

Spreading rails caused the accident would have proven most disastrous.

Assistance was summoned from Readsboro and Hoosac Tunnel. The officials are very attentive. The injured are being well cared for.

St. Albans Daily Messenger, St. Albans, VT 31 Mar 1897