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Debates

Charity Vogel

in The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449086
eISBN:
9780801469763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449086.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on debates sparked by the Angola Horror. The winter of 1867–1868 became known for railroad accidents. In the months after the inquest, the jury concluded its investigation and ... More


America on the Rails

Charity Vogel

in The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449086
eISBN:
9780801469763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449086.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book revisits what came to be known as the Angola Horror, when the New York Express derailed in an upstate New York village on December 18, 1867, claiming the lives of approximately fifty ... More


The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads

Charity Vogel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449086
eISBN:
9780801469763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449086.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

On December 18, 1867, an eastbound New York Express train derailed as it approached the high truss bridge over Big Sister Creek, just east of the small settlement of Angola, New York. The last two ... More


Lost Souls

Charity Vogel

in The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449086
eISBN:
9780801469763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449086.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This epilogue highlights some of the lessons that have been learned by the Angola Horror. It begins by comparing the New York Express tragedy with the Ashtabula accident of December 29, 1876. It then ... More


Rescue

Charity Vogel

in The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449086
eISBN:
9780801469763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449086.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the rescue efforts carried out at the height of the New York Express disaster in Angola. When he arrived on the scene at Big Sister Creek, Dr. Romaine J. Curtiss immediately ... More


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