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Possibly a train wreck that occurred in Charlemont around 1966


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It seems that the derailment I am thinking of occured in the summer or fall, apprx. 1965, at the Eastern portal of the Hoosic Tunnel. And, I don't think it was that bad. I know the railroad's insurance co. allowed people to go there and scavenge flour and canned food. It was less that they had to pay to get it cleaned up.


What was the Season?
winter

Can you name the location?
Cheshire lake

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This is on the ex. Penn Central line that went from North Adams to Pittsfield, where the rail trail (gulp) is now...


Can you name the location?
Zoar?

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Charlemont, which is where Zoar is, is east of the tunnel, nowhere near the PNA branch. This picture lok like it was taken just west of the old Zoar station, near MP411 (B&M MP 131). If you go to where the detector in Zoar is now, and look at the mountains, you might see the resemblance. I may be wrong, but it sure looks it. Any coments, please let me know.


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