Fitchburg, MA Train Wreck, Nov 1912


Two Killed When Engine and Train Have a Collision.

FITCHBURG, Mass., Nov. 16.---One railroad employe[sic] was killed, another probably fatally injured, and six passengers slightly hurt when passenger train No. 2 from Rotterdam, N. Y., for Boston, over the Fitchburg Division of the Boston & Maine Railroad, ran into a light engine near the station here to-night.

Israel Sarkey, aged 30, an employe[sic] in the Boston & Maine machine shops, who was riding on the light engine, received wounds that caused his death. R. W. Rines, fireman of the light engine, was probably fatally hurt. The injuries of the passengers were confined to cuts and bruises.

After a delay of an hour and forty minutes traffic was resumed.

The New York Times, New York, NY 17 Nov 1912