In eastern Pennsylvania, a Jersey City express train derails and kills two nearby woodcutters
Near the Masthope Station in Pike County, Pennyslvania just after dawn, an express train on the New York and Erie Railroad derailed and smashed into land along the track, killing two men sawing logs nearby. Two carriages suffered heavy damage and at least eight passengers were injured. The journey to Jersey City was completed with a substitute train four hours later. (By John Osborne)
"New Jersey: Terrible Smash-Up on the New York and Erie Railroad, " New York Times, January 27, 1866, p. 8.
"Railroad Accidents," New York Times, January 28, 1866, p. 4.