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In Indiana, an overnight train derails and sends passengers cars off a bridge injuring dozens

Railroad Accidents, iconic image
02/27/1866
A night train from Toledo, Ohio to Chicago, Illinois on the Michigan Southern Railroad encountered a broken rail approaching a bridge near Kendallville, Indiana.  The locomotive negotiated the rail but the sleeping car and a passenger car derailed and were dragged down an embankment.  No immediate fatalities were reported but dozens of injuries, some of them serious, were suffered, especially in the day car.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Railroad Accident: A Train Thrown from a Bridge," Chicago Tribune, March 1, 1866, p. 4.

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