Malden, MA Train Fire, Jan 1911


Only When Train Reaches Station Does Engineer Leave His Post.

MALDEN, Mass., Jan. 6.---With the woodwork of the cab ablaze and a shower of sparks streaming behind, Engineer Goodwin drove a Boston & Maine locomotive with six crowded passenger cars attached into the Faulkner station to-night. The passengers had no inkling of trouble until they heard the fire engines. Firemen extinguished the blaze and the train proceeded.

The engineer said that a broken pipe had allowed water to fall into the firebox, causing a small explosion, which threw hot coals back into the cab. Although burned about the face and hands, the engineer stuck to his post.

The New York Times, New York, NY 7 Jan 1911