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Famous Portsmouth Train Wrecks

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The B&M Railway station in Portsmouth was once the end of the line for passengers coming from Boston. Today the site is a pizza parlor, but the tracks remain and there is talk of a revival of passenger trains here. See the next two photos for crashes at this location. (From an old postcard courtesy Portsmouth Public Library)

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A crash at the Portsmouth station made headlines in May 1909 when one B&M passenger rear-ended another at noon. Seven people were injured and fireman on the yard engine was killed. (Courtesy Portsmouth Public Library)

Train Photo This crash knocked the engine directly onto its side in Portsmouth Station on August 12, 1894. (Portsmouth Library)

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See also:
See another view of Portsmouth station, 1890s
The Flying Yankee in Dover, 1935

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