Boston & Maine Railroad - Ogden, Qc, CANADA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mcmeunier
N 45° 03.735 W 072° 07.490
18T E 726361 N 4993887
Quick Description: On April 8, 1895, a southbound Boston & Maine Railroad passenger train derailed upon striking a boulder on the track; the engineer and fireman, injured by burns from steam, were transported to Newport but did not survive.
Location: Québec, Canada
Date Posted: 10/24/2019 1:28:08 PM
Waymark Code: WM11H64
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
Views: 13

Long Description:
A Fatal Accident
At 10:30 PM on April 8th 1895, the southbound Boston & Maine Railroad passenger train from Sherbrooke to Newport, pulled by locomotive No. 427, struck a large boulder that had fallen onto the tracks sometime after the northbound train had passed earlier in the day. Both the engineer, Felix J. Rooney, and the fireman, Louis A. Emerson, were trapped in the cab after the locomotive was derailed and the tender fell on the top of it. They were freed by passengers but they had been badly scalded by escaping steam. They were taken to Newport where they both died in the early hours of April 9th.
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