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Serious train wreck near Belleville, Illinois injures dozens

Railroad Accidents, iconic image
06/12/1860
At 7:30 in the morning, a train of the Belleville Railroad in Illinois ran off the tracks due to a faulty switch.  The locomotive, baggage car, and one passenger careened down an embankment.  Twenty of the thirty people in the wrecked passenger car were injured, some seriously.  Many of the men in this car were delegates to the Illinois Democratic Convention that was to begin the next day in Springfield.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
'News By Telegraph," New York Times, June 12, 1860, p. 4.

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