Milltown, NJ Trolley Barn Fire, Feb 1900


Several New Jersey Trolley Lines Affected--Loss, $40,000.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J., Feb. 11.--A fire, supposed to have resulted from crossed wires and defective insulation, destroyed the car sheds of the Brunswick Traction Company, at Milltown, early this morning. The power house, which stands close by, was saved with difficulty. A car jumped the track at the entrance of the sheds while being taken cut, and prevented the saving of twenty-two cars and two sweepers which were still in the shed. The loss is about $40,000.

All the lines were tied up for several hours, and hundreds of people from Bound Brook, Plainfield, and Metuchen had to stay in New Brunswick overnight. The cars were running again to-day, and as enough cars were saved to operate the road at this time of the year no great inconvenience will be experienced.

The New York Times, New York, NY 12 Feb 1900

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