Providence, RI Railroad Company Fire, Oct 1870


Destructive Fire at Providence---Railroad Property Burned---Persons Run Over and Killed.

PROVIDENCE, R. I., Oct. 2.---A fire broke out, on Saturday, about midnight, in the paintshop connected with the repair-shop of the New-York, Providence and Boston Railroad Company, and destroyed the engine-house, in which there were seven locomotives; the car-house, in which there were three passenger and two baggage cars, and the machine and blacksmith shop, with new and valuable machinery. The locomotives were damaged about half their value, and the total loss is estimated at from $100,000 to $125,000. The damaged property was almost wholly uninsured. The operations of the New-York, Providence and Boston Railroad will not be interrupted in consequence of the fire.

NEW-HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 2.---An express team ran away on Chapel-street, Saturday evening, and collided with another team. A seven-year-old son of SAMUEL NOTT, the owner of the runaway team, was thrown from the wagon and killed.....JAMES LOMBARD, a deaf and dumb farmer, living near Milford, was run over and killed by the engine of the milk-train from New-York this morning. He was driving cattle to the pasture.

The New York Times, New York, NY 3 Oct 1870