brocton ny wreck 9/12/1943
THREE LOCOMOTIVES NlÂ»- the Freight Trains Crash Near Round House In Yard. Brocton, Sept. 13--Railroad authorities authorities were investiza'tms today the cause of a head-on ro'Hsiorf ol two Nickel Plate freight trains early Sunday morning ne.ir the round house in the local -i-ilroad yards. An eastbound freight known the "Fourth 54" ha'd the right way to enter a sidihjt while 'a westbourid freight known as "First 5J" had been signalled to stop. For some reason, possibly failure of brakes, the westbound which carried, two engines, crashed crashed into the eastbound. None of crews of either train was seriously seriously hurt although three men were given first aid by a local physician physician and returned to their homes later in the morning. It is estimated that approximately approximately $17,000 damage was done to the engine- on the eastbound and that $15,000 damage was to the two locomotives on the westbound freight. Additional damage was suffered by two empty hopper cars and one gondola on the westbound and the tender on the other train. Damage to the tracks wai minor, about four rails being torn or dislodged. The wreck occurred at 3:10 a. m. on Sunday and the right way was' cleared for restimntion of traffic by 1:30 p. m. In the meantime traffic was routed over the New York Central.