Woodsville, NH Train Wreck, Jul 1897


Cloudburst Causes a Washout on the Boston and Maine Railroad.

WOODSVILLE, N.H., July 6.---A freight train on the White Mountain Division of the Boston and Maine Railroad was wrecked by a washout at a point four miles north of this station early this morning. Three men were killed and the engine and three cars were Patrick Lennon, engineer, Whitefield, N. H.; Bert Pebbles, fireman, Woodsville; O. E. Lange, brakeman, Berlin, N. H.

The washout was caused by a cloudburst, which passed over this section yesterday. A great volume of water fell in a short time, and the small streams overflowed the lowlands.

The New York Times, New York, NY 7 Jul 1897