Morrisville Train Wreck, April 28, 1933

Courtesy North Carolina State Archives

On 4:30 a.m., a Southern Railway freight train derailed in the center of town. Flames broke out in a tank car filled with gasoline and spread to nine box cars piled three-high along the highway. Firefighters from both Raleigh and Durham extinguish the flames before the post office and other buildings across the highway were endangered. No crew members were injured, but a search was made for a hobo reported missing.

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