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Breaking

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/9780801449086.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter narrates how the New York Express derailed as it neared the Big Sister Creek bridge just east of Angola at 3:11 P.M. The train ran over the frog connected to the main line, and ... More


Approach

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/9780801449086.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter recounted the events that transpired as the New York Express approached Buffalo. It begins by focusing on wood dealer Benjamin F. Betts, who successfully caught a ride despite the train ... More


Falling

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/9780801449086.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter recounts how the New York Express's last two cars fell into the icy gorge below the Big Sister Creek bridge. Running after the train, James Mahar did not stop to look at what had ... More


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