Boston & Albany Train Derailment, November 7, 1939

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Title

Boston & Albany Train Derailment, November 7, 1939

Description

A nine car train derailed on 07 Nov 1939, injuring five passengers and bruising dozens. The derailment occurred on the section of line somewhere between Westfield and Springfield.

The photos were taken by one of the Hiers brothers. It appears the photographer was either on the train or in the immediate vicinity at the time of the derailment given the number of passengers in the photos who seem to have just exited the passenger compartments.

Date

07 Nov 1939

Contributor

NCCHP collection and Hiers family.

Rights

The Noble & Cooley Center for Historic Preservation (NCCHP). Original images copyright 1939, digital images copyright 2021.

Collection

Citation

“Boston & Albany Train Derailment, November 7, 1939,” Granville History Digital Collection, accessed November 27, 2022, https://granvillehistory.omeka.net/items/show/1425.

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