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Raceland, NJ Train Wreck, Dec 1902


Two Freights in Collision and Wreck on Fire near Raceland.

Special to The New York Times.

PLAINFIELD, N. J., Dec. 6.---All traffic on the main line of the Central Railroad on the main line of the Central Railroad of New Jersey is blocked by a head-on collision between two freight trains, which occurred at Raceland, about eight miles from here, at 11:30 o'clock last night.

The wreck caught fire, and is now (12:15 A. M.) burning fiercely. The Westfield Fire Department is fighting the flames. It is not yet known here whether any one had been killed or injured.

The New York Times, New York, NY 6 Dec 1902

article | by Dr. Radut