Lincoln, MA Train Wreck, Dec 1905


Montreal Express, on Boston and Maine, Hits Local Train.


Of the Dead a Dozen Were Passengers in Two Rear Cars of the Local Train -- Heavy Weather Hid Lights of the Standing Train – Quick Rescue by Survivors -- Only Few of Dead Identified.

Lincoln, Mass. -- Sixteen persons were killed, twenty-five were badly injured, and probably a score of others received minor hurts in a railroad wreck which occurred at 3:15 o'clock at night at Baker's Bridge Station, a mile and a half west of Lincoln, on the main line of the Fitchburg Division of the Boston and Main Railroad. The regular night express which left Boston at 7:45 o'clock for Montreal, by way of the Rutland system, crashed into the rear of an accommodation train bound for points on the Marlboro branch line, and which started from Boston at 7:15 o'clock.
Of the dead a dozen were passengers in the two rear cars of the Marlboro train. The other two were Engineer BARNARD, of the Montreal express, and his fireman. No passenger on the express was injured. Of those who lost their lives a number were apparently killed instantly in the collision, while others were either burned to death by the fire which ensued, or died from suffocation.
A partial list of the dead is as follows:
JOSEPH BARIS, of Maynard, Mass.
Three-year-old child of A. B. BARIS.
CHARLES E. BARNARD, of Charlestown, Mass., fireman of the express.
M. R. LYONS, fireman of the Montreal train.
ANNA HILLBRIDGE, 5 years old, of Acton; died in Pullman car of the express shortly after being taken from wreckage.
DONOR GAUTHIER, of Boston, Mass., a brakeman of the accommodation train.
MAY CAMPBELL, of Maynard, Mass.
MAY COLLINS, Concord Junction.
MARY MOSWEENY, of Concord, Mass.
WILLIAM WALSH, of Maynard, Mass.
ANNIE HARTWELL, 21 years old, of Littleton.
JOSEPH KARLSON, of Maynard, Mass.
B. TYDEPRIUS, aged 50 years, residence unknown.
Two Unidentified bodies.
On account of the heavy traffic the local train was delayed, and it was about six minutes behind time when it stopped at the little station. It was known that the Montreal express was due, and persons who were at the station say that a trainman was sent back to set a torpedo and a red light.

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