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Chester, MA Train Accident, Dec 1893


Survives a Shooting to be Injured in an Accident

Conductor Jennings of the Boston and Albany has hard luck. A few years ago he was pounded by tramps, last spring he was shot, and last night his back was hurt, in an accident so badly that he is at the hospital. Jennings was riding on the locomotive of his freight train last night, and stood beside the engineer. The train had stopped for water just west of Chester, and when it started two draw bars were pulled out, parting the train. When the cars came together again Mr. Jennings was thrown into the tender where he struck on his back. He was brought to the city on a passenger train last evening.

Springfield Daily Republican, Springfield, MA 8 Dec 1893

article | by Dr. Radut