May 30

A moment in history…

Fonda, NY Train Wreck

“The wreck occurred on July 18, 1947 at Fonda, NY.  My grandfather was the engineer operating engine number 2775, an L2a Mohawk I believe. He was the only one injured.  It tied up all four tracks of the mainline for quite some time. He said the tower man switched his train into the back end of a work train sitting on a siding.  He also said they never saw the tower man again after the wreck.”  Don Relyea, May 2010

Train Wreck 1

Also shown at Railroads of Madison County

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