East Brookfield, MA Train Wreck, Sept 1904


Special Carrying Financier and Archbishop Hits Engine.

East Brookfield, Mass., special: A New York Central two-car special train, carrying a party that included the archbishop of Canterbury and J. PIERPONT MORGAN, struck a light engine her Friday. The special was running at sixty miles an hour, but no one, even the crew of the light engine, was hurt. MR. MORGAN was at breakfast and was considerably shaken up, as were the others in the party.

Mirrors and other articles were broken by the impact. The special remained on the track and carried the light engine 100 yards. The party was on the way from Bar Harbor to Washington. There was a delay of an hour. MR. MORGAN sent several messages, emphasizing the fact that no one was hurt.

The Oxford Mirror, Oxford Junction, Iowa 1904-09-29