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Railroading 1908


Breaking of Arch-bar Causes Wreck on C. & O. Near Providence Forge.

An eastbound Chesapeake & Ohio Railway coal train was derailed at Providence Forge, about 30 miles east of Richmond, at 1:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon by a broken arch-bar on the track. Eight of the coal cars left the track and went down the side of the slight embankment besides the track. No one was injured.
 Wrecking trains were hurried to the scene from this city and Richmond and the wreckage had been sufficiently cleared away to allow the eastbound passenger trains to make the trip to this city yesterday evening. However, all of the derailed cars were not placed back on the track until late into the night.

Daily Press(Newport News), January 12, 1908

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