Forestville, CT Train Wreck, Mar 1896

...The tracks of the New England railway were washed out in many places. A bad freight wreck occurred near Forestville. The engine of a special freight ran into a washout and was capsized. Seven cars were smashed to atoms and one of the the trainsmen badly injured.

Steubenville Daily Herald, Steubenville, OH 2 Mar 1896


A special freight train on the New England road, bound for Hartford, was wrecked at 3:25 yesterday morning one eighth of a mile west of Forestville. The locomotive ran into a washout and turned over. Seven heavily loaded freight cars were piled up in a heap, and most of them were smashed to pieces. The engineer and fireman escaped through one the cab windows. George Gormully, brakeman sustained internal injuries.

The Fitchburg Sentinel, Fitchburg, MA 2 Mar 1896