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Greenland, NH Train Accident, Apr 1906


Conductor Walter Scott Very Nearly Seriously Injured

Conductor Walter Scott of the Exeter, Hampton and Amesbury street railway had a narrow escape from fatal injury at Greenland Saturday morning. He was in charge of a work train of coal cars and got off at the crossing of the Southern division of the Boston and Maine railroad.

In attempting to board the moving work train he missed his hold, fell and was dragged some distance. Motorman Murphy brought the cars to a standstill just as the rear truck frame had reached Scott's shoulders.

The injured man was brought to this city, where he was attended by Dr. A. J. Lance. He was later sent to his home at Hampton.

Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, NH 16 Apr 1906

article | by Dr. Radut