Please join us on April 10 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Level 2 Reading Room to learn about New Jersey’s deadliest train wreck. Gordon Bond of Garden State Legacy will be talking about the event from his book Man Failure, the story of New Jersey’s deadliest train wreck.
From the Garden State Legacy website, “On the drizzly evening of February 6, 1951, the Pennsylvania Railroad commuter train known as ‘The Broker’ derailed in Woodbridge, New Jersey, killing 85 and injuring hundreds in what remains the deadliest railroad accident in the state’s history. Communities all along the Jersey Shore were shaken by the sudden and violent loss of friends.
What happened was self-evident from the mangled railcars and bodies. Why was another matter and would lead investigators to delve deep into the inner workings of the self-proclaimed ‘Standard Railroad of the World.’
Drawn from contemporary accounts, investigation transcripts, and recent interviews with those whose lives were forever changed, Man Failure: The Story of New Jersey’s Deadliest Train Wreck puts the reader at the center of the story – from the gripping human dramas of survivors, rescuers, and families who lost loved ones, to the controversies surrounding the investigations trying to get to the bottom of a tragedy that still haunts those who experienced it. ”
All are welcome to this free event. RSVP is appreciated to Cindy Warrick at email@example.com or 609-278-2640 ext. 172.