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Clyde in Wayne County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Train Wreck

 
 
Train Wreck Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lugnuts, September 29, 2020
1. Train Wreck Marker
Inscription.  On May 2, 1902 about 400 ft. south of this site fast mail train No. 3 collided with a freight train. 13 mail clerks were injured. Two crew died.
 
Erected 2019 by William C. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 519.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
Location. 43° 4.969′ N, 76° 52.253′ W. Marker is in Clyde, New York, in Wayne County. Marker is on Columbia Street, 0.1 miles west of Glasgow Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clyde NY 14433, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Conflagration (within shouting distance of this marker); Clyde Downtown Historic District (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War Cannon (about 400 feet away); Roll of Honor (about 500 feet away); The Galen Historical Society Museum (about 700 feet away); Iron Works
Train Wreck Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lugnuts, September 29, 2020
2. Train Wreck Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Clyde Historical Highlights (approx. 0.2 miles away); Erie Mansion B&B (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clyde.
 
Regarding Train Wreck. On the afternoon of May 2, 1902 a deadly train wreck occurred on the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad near Clyde. A west-bound fast mail train ran into a through freight train coming in the opposite direction. An engineer and a fireman were killed and 13 mail clerks were seriously injured. The freight train had taken this track to permit an east-bound passenger train to pass, and the towerman, not noticing the movement, gave the mail train a clear track signal, with the collision immediately resulting.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 2, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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May. 27, 2022