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Train wreck more than a curiousity

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Scavengers and other curiosity seekers were a problem for state police when 33 cars of a New York Central freight train derailed two miles east of Fonda at 4 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, 1960. Police said thousands of people curiously viewed the wreck. The control tower operator over the passenger station in Fonda that early morning was Fort Plain native Charles Gehring. Gehring left railroading some time ago and today is director of the New ...


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