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Post by shlustig » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:15 am

At 9AM on 9/15/58, Train #3314 failed to stop at the home signal and ran off the Newark Bay Bridge. 48 fatalities including the engine crew.

Cause of the accident was never officially determined.

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Re: 9/15/58

Post by Wayside » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:44 pm

I remember seeing the photo/headline on front page of the NY Daily News. (I was only 7 years old)
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Re: 9/15/58

Post by R&DB » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:43 am

My father was 2 trains ahead going on the NY&LB. He was visibly shaken that evening. (I was 7 as well)

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