In western New York State, a bridge collapses under an express train, killing one and injuring several

Just west of Salamanca in the western New York county of Cattaraugus, a small bridge on the Atlantic and Great Western Railway partially collapsed as an express train was passing over it.  One passenger car and the baggage car fell into a stream fifteen feet below.  The baggage car was severely damaged and a newspaper employee killed. The U.S. Mail handler aboard and the baggage master were also severely injured.  No passengers were seriously hurt. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
'Railroad Accident," New York Times, May 20, 1863, p. 1. 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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