1930s wreck at Boyce

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Fri Nov 26 13:51:27 EST 2010


I couldn't find any listing of such a train wreck in the online ICC
Historical Railroad Investigation Reports. Could it have been a crossing

Gordon Hamilton

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> Hello all:


> Barbara Adams wrote her recollections about growing up in Boyce. She was

> born in 1937. Her paternal grandfather and grandmother were Sylvester and

> Helen Lane. Sylvester was the third agent-operator at Boyce, working

> there between 1933 and 1952.


> Maude and Roger Strode were Barbara's paternal grandparents. When they

> were first married, they lived in a white stucco house by the railroad

> tracks near the Old Chapel Road crossing, which is about 1/5th of a mile

> north of Boyce station. They told Barbara "...about a bad train wreck in

> the early 1930's at the crossing by their house. Injured people were

> brought in the house," and Barbara still has a Pullman blanket that was

> used to cover an injured person in the yard."


> I've been reviewing microfilmed newspapers but haven't discovered a news

> report about a Boyce accident. It must have been either train 1 or train

> 2, both of which passed through Boyce around midnight and had a NY-Roanoke

> sleeper.


> Has anyone heard of a train accident at Boyce? I'd appreciate any

> details, or even just the year it occurred, to narrow my newspaper search.


> Best wishes,


> Frank Scheer

> f_scheer at yahoo.com

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