Milford, CT Train Fire, Apr 1914
TRAIN'S RACE WITH FIRE.
New Haven Engineer and Fireman Burned, but Reach Milford Safely.
MILFORD, Conn., April 28.---With the engine cab a mess of flames and the engineer and fireman sticking pluckily to their posts, and eastbound express on the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad to-night raced into Milford, where local firemen, previously notified, put out the fire. Both the engineer and the fireman were burned, but not seriously.
A back draught caused the blaze. At Naugatuck Junction word was telephoned ahead to have the local fire department at the depot.
The train was delayed for an hour, the passengers swarming out of the cars and watching the work of the firemen. The train later proceeded to New Haven, its destination.
The New York Times, New York, NY 29 Apr 1914
Transcribed by Linda Horton. Thank you, Linda!