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February 2015

Lake Shore Electric & Nickel Plate Train Collision at Ceylon Junction


Ceylon Railroad Accident

Charles E. Frohman Collection

South from Ceylon, Ohio, the Lake Shore Electric crossed the Nickel Plate railroad at the intersection of Driver Road. On the morning of October 3, 1902, while northbound from Berlin Heights, Ohio, the brakes failed on the Lake Shore Electric coach. She collided with a Nickel Plate freight train.

Eight to ten cars of the Nickel Plate freight train derailed and smashed into the Nickel Plate depot. While the wreckage blocked the tracks for most of that day, only a few passengers on the Lake Shore car suffered serious injuries. Nickel Plate claims agent estimated the cost of the wrecked station and ten refrigerator cars was $200,000,