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  • 1893-09
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  • Two Worcester & Nashua freight trains collided head-on about 3:35 a.m. on September 21, 1893. The crash, which occurred in back of the Middle Cemetery, killed a fireman, injured an engineer, wrecked the engines "Boscawen" and "Hollis," and damaged 13 freight cars. It was rumored that a mistake in the Ayer telegraph office led to the accident. The dramatic event drew a curious crowd of 2,000-3,000 to the scene the next day. Title from item or a... more
    Two Worcester & Nashua freight trains collided head-on about 3:35 a.m. on September 21, 1893. The crash, which occurred in back of the Middle Cemetery, killed a fireman, injured an engineer, wrecked the engines "Boscawen" and "Hollis," and damaged 13 freight cars. It was rumored that a mistake in the Ayer telegraph office led to the accident. The dramatic event drew a curious crowd of 2,000-3,000 to the scene the next day. Title from item or accompanying materials. Date from item or accompanying materials. Published in: Images of America, Lancaster / Heather Maurer Lennon. Charleston, SC ; Chicago IL ; Portsmouth NH ; San Francisco CA. : Arcadia Publishing, 2001. less
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