Narrow Gauge Train Derailment, Alna, 1905

Contributed by Winslow Historical Preservation Committee


A view of "The Masons' Wreck" at Alna, Maine in 1905.

The engineer, Ed Plummer, and fireman, Otis Quiney, jumped into brook as the engine began to head downward into the brook. There were no injuries in the accident.

A temporary bridge and rails was set up so traffic could move on the line, but it took two weeks before Engine #4 was hauled from the brook. The workers used teams of oxen and block and tackle to recover the engine.

Information source: "Two Feet to Tidewater; Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway" by Robert C. Jones & David L. Register.

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  • Title: Narrow Gauge Train Derailment, Alna, 1905
  • Creation Date: 1905-09-12
  • Subject Date: 1905-09-12
  • Town: Alna
  • County: Lincoln
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph on torn matboard
  • Local Code: 00072
  • Object Type: Image

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Winslow Historical Preservation Committee
Winslow Public Library, 136 Halifax Street, Winslow, ME 04901
(207) 872-1978

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