Beacon Falls 100 years ago

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Beacon Falls 100 years ago

Postby bellstbarn » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:37 pm

The New York Times of December 2, 1916, page 3, carries a brief article, NEW HAVEN TRAIN WRECKED. Dateline Beacon Falls, December 1. A northbound express from New York to Winsted "ran into an open switch" and plowed into the rear of a freight train near Beacon Falls. The engineer, Eugene Lake of Bridgeport, and the fireman, Charles Slack of Waterbury, were scalded to death. The article states that the accident happened about 7 p.m. just south of the station, and within a half-hour most of the passengers had boarded trolley cars to continue their journey.
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