Moorestown Historical Society presents The Wreck of the Broker: New Jersey’s Deadliest Train Wreck

Date/Time
February 20
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The New Jersey History Speaks Lecture Series, co-sponsored by the Moorestown Historical Society and the Moorestown Library, continues with “The Wreck of the Broker:  The Story of New Jersey’s Deadliest Train Wreck” presented by independent scholar, historian, and author, Gordon Bond.

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 and among the top five in the United States.  Gordon Bond authored the definitive book on this tragedy, and he uses eyewitness accounts, news reports, and investigation transcripts to recount the disaster and explore its impact.

Due to tomorrow’s anticipated storm, this program has been cancelled by the presenter. The Historical Society hopes to reschedule the program for a later date.