January 2, 2020

Tag: Washington DC

The Great Union Station Train Wreck of 1953

John Nieveen

The Great Union Station Train Wreck of 1953

The “Federal Express” Train #173 left Boston late in the evening of January 14, 1953, with passengers headed to Washington, DC, for Dwight D. Eisenhower’s first inauguration.

All went well for the first hour until a faulty brake caused a

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