Train Derailed At Ross' Corner
Four cars in a combination freight and passenger train
were derailed yesterday afternoon on the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
Railroad siding near Becker's Creamery, Ross' Corner. Two of the cars
derailed were passenger coaches in which four persons were riding. No
one was injured.
The train with nine cars had backed into the siding
at the creamery and was leaving to go to Branchville at 3:10 P.M. when
one of the front cars tripped the derailing device and ran off the tracks.
Cars following also left the tracks and bumped along the ties until
the engineer, Anthony Barbera, of Brooklyn, stopped the train. One of
the two passenger cars sank deeply into the cinders at the side of the
track and leaned dangerously over a slight embankment.
A baggage car, two passenger cars and the front trucks
of a freight car behind the passenger cars were derailed. The engine
and the baggage car were back on the main line by the time the train
was stopped. Other cars were still on the siding.
Conductor in charge of the train was Herbert E. Costello,
298 Park Avenue, Newark. Henry Becker, 82 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken,
was fireman. The derailment was investigated and reported by State Trooper
A. E. Zazzi, of the Newton sub-station.