September 6, 1943 – Frankford Junction train wreck, 79 people are killed, and 117 injured when the Pennsylvania Railroad’s Congressional Limited derails in Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, due to an axle bearing overheating. The accident occurred as the signalman at Frankford Junction was telephoning the next tower to stop the train.

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