List of American railroad accidents

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This is a list of major American railroad accidents.

Timeline[edit]

19th century[edit]

Year Accident Location Fatalities Injuries
1856 Great Train Wreck of 1856 Whitemarsh Township, Pennsylvania 59-67 100
1859 South Bend train wreck near South Bend, Indiana 42 or more 50 or more
1864 Shohola train wreck Shohola, Pennsylvania 60 or more
1867 Angola Horror Angola, New York 49 approx
1876 Ashtabula River Railroad Disaster Ashtabula, Ohio 92 64
1887 Great Chatsworth Train Wreck Chatsworth, Illinois 81-85 169 -372
1887 Forest Hills disaster Boston, Massachusetts 38 40
1891 Great East Thompson Train Wreck East Thompson, Connecticut 2

20th century[edit]

21st century[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TRAINS CRASH; 14 DIE, 30 HURT". Chicago Daily Tribune. 6 September 1933. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Wayland, NY Passenger Train Collision, Aug 1943". GenDisasters. Retrieved 30 November 2016.