Ansonia, CT Train Wreck, Sept 1889


Main Line Rails of Naugatuck Division Twisted Out of Place.

Ansonia, Sept. 27.---In making a flying switch on the Naugatuck division, in Ansonia this morning, five gondola cars loaded with coal were derailed and the siding was torn up for a distance of 100 feet, while the main line was twisted from its bed. The road was effectually blocked for the remaineer of the day. The trains, both passenger and freight, were run from Ansonia to Derby Juction over the tracks of the Berkshire division, so there was but little interruption to travel, trains being only 20 minutes late. It was necessary to have the wrecking crew from the main line, with the iron derrick car before the debris could be removed. There was no one injured and the damage to cars was small.

The New Haven Evening Register, New Haven, CT 28 Sept 1889