Pequea Train Wreck

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Pequea Train Wreck - Service Resumed after Rail Wreck LANCASTER, Pa....
Service Resumed after Rail Wreck LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) Penn Central freight service resumed before dawn Monday on single track where two trains collided Sunday at-nearby Pequea, causing the derailment of an engine and eight cars. Three persons were hurt in the accident, one a woman sitting in a car at a crossing waiting for the trains to pass. Railroad officials said the two trains were beading from Harrisburg, Pa., to Perryville, Md. One bad 125 cars, 62 of them loaded with merchandise, and was moving at about 15 miles an bour. It was struck in the rear by a work train, which had four cars. The caboose and six cars of the front train derailed, tearing up about 500 feet of track. The engine and two cars of the rear train also derailed.

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  1. The Express,
  2. 09 Sep 1969, Tue,
  3. Page 16

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