East Freetown, MA Train Wreck, Jan 1912


New Haven Engineer Could Not See Signals--One Killed, Two Hurt.

NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Jan. 12.--A New York, New Haven & Hartford train was wrecked at East Freetown Station this forenoon by collision with a Concord freight, the engineer, on account of the blinding storm, being unable to see the signals. The freight train was taking a siding to allow the passenger train to pass.

The caboose of the freight and the engine of the passenger train were overturned, and the wreck caught fire. Fireman W. R. Asprey of the passenger train was buried under the tender. He was alive when extricated, but died on the way to the Taunton Hospital. Engineer J. D. Herbert of the passenger train was severely hurt. Charles H. Manchester, baggagemaster, was badly injured.

The New York Times, New York, NY 13 Jan 1912