1913 Rail Accident



1913 accident near Villeneuve-Loubet

On Wednesday September 17th 1913 a dreadful accident occurred on the Grasse to Cagnes line on Le viadue du Colombier near Villeneuve-Loubet. 17 passengers, mostly soldiers, were killed and a further 40 injured. An electric tram locomotive left the track on the viaduct and a number of carriages fell into the ravine below. This newspaper cutting from the following day shows the carriages in the ravine and rescuers carrying away the injured. Part of the train can be seen still perched on the edge of the viaduct.

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