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 broke through a fiery bridge, 85 passengers journeyed to their death and 365 others on board were injured or maimed.  The citizens of Chatsworth came to the rescue of 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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