Ashtabula, Ohio: Train Wreck Audio Memorial
Ashtabula County Medical Center
- Lake Ave., Ashtabula, OH
- Hwy 11 north to US 20 exit. West on US 20, over the bridge, then right at light onto Lake Ave. Go under the railroad overpass. A few more blocks on the right will be the Ashtabula County Medical Center. The memorial is in the little garden in front of the front entrance.
An audio memorial recreates Ashtabula's horrible bridge collapse and train disaster of 1876. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Train Wreck Audio Memorial
The audio commentary didn't work when we stopped to visit. Mighty disappointing. The plaque by the commentary suggests a phone number to call in case the audio fails, implying that one may expect regular problems with the audio. Not sure what calling the repair number yields the unlucky visitor. Maybe it's a recording of what you can't hear at the site? We didn't call....[Louise Foresman, 07/18/2014]
We've found, sadly, that sound systems aren't immortal; the best of chatty statues inevitably hit a mute period. The repair number might have been a way to alert someone that a problem exists at the free memorial. Pay it forward so the next traveler won't be disappointed!
Location of the train wreck audio memorial is in the James Lewis Smith Courtyard in front of the medical center. Great information!![WoodFamilyAK, 05/12/2012]