Chatsworth Wreck 1887

In the dark of the night on August 10, 1887 a small town in rural America became a community of heroes when an excursion train headed for Niagara Falls crossed over a trestle that had become weakened from a fire earlier in the day. The train fatally crashed, as 85 passengers journeyed to their death and 365 others on board were injured or maimed.  The citizens of Chatsworth came to the rescue for these strangers on this ill-fated train.  Makeshift hospitals were set up in private homes and public buildings became morgues when the Great Chatsworth Wreck created one of the most horrifying scenes of humanity since the Civil War.


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