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A severe derailment near Auburn, New York destroys three railroad cars but remarkably kills no-one

Accident on the New York Central Railroad, Auburn, New York, September 30, 1865, artist's impression, detail
09/30/1865
Passengers and crew of a New York Central passenger train had a fortunate escape when a broken rail on a curve derailed three passenger cars and sent them down a twelve foot embankment about a mile and a half from Auburn, New York.  The cars suffered heavy damage but remarkably no-one was killed or fatally injured, although some passengers suffered severe bruising and broken bones.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Railroad Accident at Auburn," Frank Leslie's Illustrated Magazine, October 28, 1865, p. 92. 
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