Richmond Switch (Wood River Junction), RI Train Wreck, Apr 1873

Scene of the Railroad Disaster at Meadow Brook, Rhode Island, a wood engraving from a sketch by Theodore R. Davis, published in Harper's Weekly, May 10, 1873, photo from wikipedia

April 19, 1873 - Wood River Junction (formerly Richmond Switch), Rhode Island: the Wood River Branch of the New York, Providence and Boston Railroad train-bridge washout and fire of passenger cars; 11 killed/22 injured, with some bodies swept downstream and unaccounted for.

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Articles about the deadly train wreck near Richmond Switch (now Wood River Junction), Rhode Island on April 19, 1873, also known as the "Wood River Junction Disaster".