at Merrimac Street, NewburyportA misplaced switch forced a freight train onto a dead-end side track on May 23, 1873, and the 34-ton steam locomotive smashed through barriers and fell down the embankment to Merrimac Street below. The engineer and fireman jumped clear before the impact. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the dramatic accident, and the engine was back on the track two days later.
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, April 2nd, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 346642 N 4741744|
|Decimal Degrees||42.81290000, -70.87578333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 48.774', W 70° 52.547'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 48' 46.44" N, 70° 52' 32.82" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 113 Merrimac St, Newburyport MA 01950, US|
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