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Freight train derails on a bridge in Indiana and goes into the river killing two crewmen

Railroad Accidents, iconic image
11/18/1859
A bridge near Cambridge City in Indiana was under repair and several rails had been taken up.  A loaded freight train approached the bridge without being warned of the danger and derailed on the span, throwing cars into the river below.  The engineer and the fireman jumped from the locomotive before the accident but the brakeman and the conductor were killed.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The Indiana Railroad Accident," New York Times, November 22, 1859, p. 3.

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