Dec 29, 2010

Railroad Accident Takes Seven Lives in Delmar in 1909

(Reflections on Delmarva's Past) One gloomy Monday night in February 1909, the Norfolk Express, eleven cars loaded with passengers, baggage and mail for Norfolk, rolled out of Wilmington at midnight. As the train rushed down the Peninsula, past Middletown, Dover, Harrington and Seaford, a thick fog cloaked Delaware, greatly reducing visibility. Moments before 3 o’clock in the morning, No. 49 slowed for Delmar Station. Continued

Pictured: "Princess Trixie, queen of all educated horses."