Norwood, NY Train Wreck, Sept 1893

Several Persons Hurt and Locomotives Smashed, but Nobody Killed.

WATERTOWN, N. Y., Sept. 9.----A head-on collision between the night White Mountain flier and a freight train on the Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg Railroad occurred at 7 o'clock this morning two miles north of Norwood. Both trains were running at full speed when the engineers saw their danger and reversed. The engines were badly smashed, and two persons were slightly injured. One was a passenger, Mrs. Albert Hanty of Montreal, and the other a brakeman, J. Welch.

The wreck was cleared this morning and the passengers bound east were transferred to the Central Vermont train. The accident was due to the fault of Operator Avery of the Norwood office, who received orders to hold the passenger train until the freight arrived, and who gave the passenger a clearance card instead.

The New York Times, New York, NY 10 Sept 1893