Wreck At Glenridge Road
All Photos By Eber Davis, February 1962...
Right around 1:20 PM on Thursday February 15th, 1962 an 80-car West bound New York Central freight train derailed on the Boston And Maine Railroad in Glenville.
The NYCRR freight train traveling from Mechanicville to Syracuse on the B&M buckled in the middle and spilled 27 cars onto Glenridge Road below.
Not one of the five crewmen were injured in the derailment. According to a report a school bus just passed the accident scene before the derailment occurred.
Here is where some of the cars came to a rest on Bruce Drive. An empty tank car traveled over 50 feet down Glenridge Road towards Maple Avenue.
Plenty of Spectators arrived at the derailment scene to get a first-hand look.
The bottom of this train-car reminds me a lot of a model kit. It just needs the trucks screwed on!
The Boston and Maine right-of-way is obliterated at the wreck scene!
Here is a glimpse up Glenridge Road looking towards Rexford.
Because of the accident the Glenridge Town Board had a special session to discuss the removal of the narrow under-crossing. In case you wondered, the overpass and narrow under-crossing was replaced in 2013.
Special Thanks To The Davis Family.