26 August 2015

On This Day: Coal train thrown off track near Shenandoah


A coal train was thrown from its track near Shenandoah, reported the Lancaster Daily Intelligencer On This Day in 1880. The incident happened Tuesday, 24 August in the morning on the Lehigh Valley railroad. One of the pony wheels of the engine had broke. A dozen or so cars were wrecked and three men were injured.

Source

Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 26 August 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  

 

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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.