12/18/1867 - ANGOLA, NY

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12/18/1867 - ANGOLA, NY

Postby shlustig » Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:10 pm

Reaching way back in time, on this date the "New York Express" of the Buffalo and Erie RR derailed the rear 2 coaches on the approach to the high bridge over Big Sister Creek. Both cars fell into the creek bed, and the wood debris was ignited by the on-board stoves used for heating.

Estimated casualties were 50 +/- dead and 100 +'- injured.

Accident was referred to as the Angola Horror.
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