Liberty Bell Train Accident

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Mon Dec 22 08:02:21 EST 2008

The accident was reported in the weekly Shepherdstown Register newspaper.
It was big news when the Liberty Bell travelled south from Hagerstown on the
N&W. It has been years since I saw the article, but I will look to see if I
can find it. The microfilm copies of this newspaper are at the Shepherd
University Library.

--Rick Morrison

Subject: Liberty Bell Train Accident

>I have read somewhere that in January 1902 the Liberty Bell was involved in

>a train accident on the N&W near Luray VA as the bell was being transported

>from Philadelphia to an Expo in Charleston SC. I am looking for a citation

>for the a newspaper item. I will be going to Luray in the next

>few weeks to check the local paper's archives in the library there, but I

>thought I would see what, if anything, might develop on this list.


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