Five killed in Erie Railroad accident in upstate New York
An Erie Railroad express, seventy-five miles out from New York City broke a rail and two cars at the rear of the train were thrown off a thirty-foot embankment. Five passengers lost their lives and a further 47 were injured, some seriously. (By John Osborne)
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1859, (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859), 371.