1911: Wreckers Ditched Train

One Victim of Maromas, Conn., Smash Dies in Hospital.

Middletown, Conn., Aug. 28.–Abram P. Brown, of Hartford, who suffered an injury of the spine last night in the wreck of the evening train over the Valley line of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, died here today.

The sixty or more other passengers who were injured are all doing well.

Supt. Woodward, of the Shore Line division, who went to the scene of the disaster at Maromas, notified the police here that he found upon close inspection that the train had been purposely wrecked. He says:

“All the spikes of one rail were pulled out and were lying around the track. They were not damaged a bit by the wreck, which would have been the natural result if they had been in their proper place at the time of the accident. Not one was twisted or bent.”

A reward of $2,500 for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons who caused the wreck is offered by the railway.

From The Washington Post (Washington, D. C.), Tuesday, August 29, 1911.

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