The Rockville Tragedy

On the evening of April 11, 1935, a school bus filled with 29 people was struck by a train in Rockville, Maryland This tragedy stunned America and led to President Roosevelt s allowing funding to eliminate dangerous train crossings nation wide.
The Rockville Tragedy On the evening of April a school bus filled with people was struck by a train in Rockville Maryland This tragedy stunned America and led to President Roosevelt s allowing funding to elim

  • Title: The Rockville Tragedy
  • Author: Debra Carbaugh Robinson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 223
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    1. On the evening of April 11, 1935, a bus carrying 29 passengers (mostly school children) was hit by a train as it crossed a graded crossing. Fourteen people died and many more were injured, devastating not only the small community and neighboring communities of Williamsport, Maryland, but also stunning the nation. From this great tragedy arose a reform to fund the elimination of dangerous railroad crossings. This story was beautifully written and serves as a loving tribute to all of those affecte [...]

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