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It Happened Today in New York City

01-08-collisionOn January 8, 1902, on the railroad track in the Park Avenue Tunnel, a train from White Plains collided with the rear end of another train that was waiting to enter Grand Central Depot, killing 15 passengers and injuring 40 more. The resulting outcry led to calls for electrification of the trains and ultimately the destruction of the depot, which would later be replaced by Grand Central Terminal.


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