On September 5, 1915, five members of the Nelson Norton family of Whitehall, NY were killed when the car in which they were riding was struck by a train as they crossed the railroad tracks at Bay Road in Queensbury, Warren County, NY.
The crossing was part of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad’s line between Glens Falls and the village of Lake George, now part of the Warren County Bikeway.
On Sunday, September 6th, descendants of the family will make a short presentation on the tragedy and its aftermath at the Warren County Historical Society in Queensbury at 2 pm.
The Society is planning a commemorative sign on the bike trail at the location of the accident, where the presentation will take place. Parking is available in the parking lot just south of the site on Bay Road.
All COVID rules will be followed. Masks must be worn and social distancing will be enforced. Call 518-743-0734 for more information.
Photo of Delaware and Hudson Passenger Train headed toward Lake George from Queensbury in 1948 (Charles E Aubrey photo).