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Ten below cold brings collapse of portions of the Union Railroad Depot in Troy, New York

Troy, New York, November 17, 1861, photograph
12/30/1859
At 3:35 a.m., about a third of the roof of the Union Railroad Depot in Troy, New York collapsed.  The structure had been completed in 1853 and was the largest railway depot in the country. Girders had contracted and broken during a very cold night bringing down the roof and brick walls. The offices of the Central and Saratoga Railroads were buried in the debris but the night watchmen escaped without injury and the trains continued to run.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"News by Telegraph," New York Times, December 31, 1859, p. 4. 

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