Disastrous Train Wreck

Location: Hartford
Tag(s): Railroads
Historical Category: Transportation History
Video Date: 11/09/17

In February 1887, a Central Vermont Railroad train jumped the tracks while on a bridge over the White River. After train cars fell onto the frozen river, kerosene lights caused a fire. The multiple catastrophes killed many of the passengers.

This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 (www.mychamplainvalley.com) and the Vermont Historical Society.

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