Atlantic City, NJ Electric Train Wreck, Oct 1906
October 28, 1906 – 1906 Atlantic City train wreck: On the newly-electrified West Jersey and Seashore Railroad a Sunday afternoon passenger train, traveling towards Atlantic City, New Jersey at forty miles per hour, derails on a draw (swing) bridge over a deep tidal channel. The train bumps along the ties for 150 feet (46 m) before departing the bridge and plunging into deep water. Fifty-three die in what was the worst U.S. drawbridge accident until 1958.
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