- Grant Recipient
- William Street at public parking lot near existin kioske, clyde, NY
- 43.082821, -76.870861
Village of Clyde (Building Department)
ON MAY 2, 1902 ABOUT 400 FT.
SOUTH OF THIS SITE FAST MAIL
TRAIN NO. 3 COLLIDED WITH A
FREIGHT TRAIN. 13 MAIL CLERKS
WERE INJURED, TWO CREW DIED.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2018
On the afternoon of May 2, 1902 a deadly train wreck occurred on the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad near Clyde. A west-bound fast mail train ran into a through freight train coming in the opposite direction. An engineer and a fireman were killed and 13 mail clerks were seriously injured. The freight train had taken this track to permit an east-bound passenger train to pass, and the towerman, not noticing the movement, gave the mail train a clear track signal, with the collision immediately resulting.