Maine Genealogy Archives

Maine Railroad Accident Reports, 1889

Source: Reports of the Railroad Commissioners of the State of Maine for the Year 1889 (Augusta, Me.: Burleigh & Flynt, printers, 1890).

[p. 18]
On the twenty-third day of March 1889, on the European and North American Division of the Maine Central Railroad, near Boyd's Mills, in the town of Kingman, a fatal accident occurred to a passenger train, in which William D. Mudgett of Dexter and John Campbell of St. John, N. B., mail agents, and Harry Goodwin of Bangor, fireman, lost their lives, and others were seriously injured.

[p. 22]
On the tenth day of June 1889, a serious accident occurred on the Maine Central Railroad, near the village of Oakland, to the regular passenger train from Portland via Lewiston to Skowhegan, in which Roscoe W. Stevens, Express Agent of Skowhegan was killed, and A. S. Libby, Mail Agent of Portland and ______ Patterson, Baggage Master of Belfast were severely injured; all of whom were in the mail and baggage car, which, as hereinafter appears, was, by reason of the washing away of the road-bed embankment, derailed and wrecked, together with the locomotive and tender.