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In northern Delaware, a work train crashes into the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, killing seven

Railroad Accidents, iconic image
01/15/1862
In the early morning hours, a work train of the Delaware Railroad set out with around twenty laborers aboard to bring in a load of wood.  Just west of St. Georges, Delaware, the drawbridge over the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal was seen to be open.  Despite efforts to brake, the entire train crashed into the canal, killing the engineer, the fireman, and five of the workmen.  All the rest of the men on the train were injured, some seriously. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Accident on the Delaware Railroad," New York Times, January 17, 1862.

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