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Torbetts, PA Train Wreck, Sept 1900


Fireman Belcher Was Hurled From Cab and Sustained Internal Injuries

Special to The Enquirer.

JERSEY SHORE, Pa., Sept. 9.---While dashing along at a high rate of speed two freight engines on the Fall Brook district of the New York Central Railroad, crashed together at Torbett's, a small station a few miles from this place, at an early hour this morning, both locomotives were badly wrecked and a number of cars demolished.

The engine crews escaped by jumping. Fireman Belcher, however, was hurled against a barb wire fence nearly fifty feet distant receiving internal injuries which will likely result fatally.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 10 Sept 1900

article | by Dr. Radut