Lancaster, MA Train Wreck, Sept 1889


Worcester, Mass., Sept. 21.---An accident occurred on the Boston and Maine Railroad between Lancaster and South Lancaster about 3:30 o'clock this morning. A freight train left Rochester at 6:45 o'clock last evening, and was due here at 4:30 o'clock this morning. A special freight train left here early this morning, and was half-way between Lancaster and South Lancaster when both trains collided. Engineer Edward Lawrence, of Rochester, had his left arm broken. The cars were piled upon each other. The engines were ruined.

The Sunday Inter Ocean, Chicago, IL 22 Sept 1889