Durham, NH Train Wreck, Jan 1905


Turn Out of New Hampshire College to Aid Train Wreck Victims.

DURHAM, N. H., Jan. 20.---The "Sunrise" express, from Halifax and St. John, over the Western Division of the Boston and Main Railroad, was wrecked by a broken rail a short distance west of the Druham station to-day. Four cars were thrown from the track and a score or more persons were injured, four seriously.

Those severely injured were Miss Belle Donald, Hampton, N. D., severe injuries to head and shoulder dislocated; may not recover. Albert Hall, Portland, Me., internal injuries; may not recover. Charles Dunn, Jr., Portland, Me., head and hip injured. Benjamin G. Bowden of Boston, colored porter of Pullman car, head and shoulder laceerated and bruised by being thrown through car window. Among the less seriously hurt was Mrs. Samuel Clark of New York City, whose head was bruised and face injured.

The four passenger cars wre thrown form the rails and piled up in the ditch beside the track. Three of them turned over on their sides. There were about 100 passengers on the train, many of whom were imprisoned in the overturned cars. Practically the entire student body of he New Hampshire State College of Agriculture turned out to rescue the passengers, including seven female members of he college who acted as nurses.

The students worked under direction of Prof. A. E. Nesbit of the Department of Electrical Engineering. A number of them prepared sleighs in which to remove the injured, who were driven to the college buildings, where the students had thrown open their rooms. Physicians were summoned from Durham, Dover, and New-market to aid the local doctors.

The New York Times, New York, NY 21 Jan 1905