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Fatal railroad disaster in Ohio when passenger trains collide near Lockland.

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11/21/1867

Just before daybreak, a freight train encountered difficulties near Lockland, Ohio and was forced to stop. This halted the New York Express behind it and before warning lights could be rigged, a local passenger train ploughed into the rear of the extress train's rear carriages which included the sleeping car.  The point of collision caught fire and, reportedly, four sisters sleeping there were all killed, as was a young man who made an attempt to rescue them and died in the fire. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"The Railroad Horror," Harper's Weekly Magazine, December 7, 1867, p. 777.

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