A derailment in Pennsylvania tosses two carriages down an embankment where they burn
The early Pennsylvania Central morning express from Cleveland, Ohio was near Birmingham in central Pennsylvania when it left the tracks and two passenger cars were thrown forty feet down an embankment to the bed of the Little Juniata River. The stoves in the carriages started a fire but despite the crash, the fire, and the some injuries, no fatalities were reported. (By John Osborne)
"Railroad Accident," New York Times, January 15, 1864
"A Railroad 'Accident', " Harper's Weekly Newspaper, February 6, 1864, p. 85.