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Ashtabula, Ohio: Train Wreck Audio Memorial Team Field Report

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.
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Train Wreck Audio Memorial

An audio memorial recreates Ashtabula's horrible bridge collapse and train disaster of 1876. Report...

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Ashtabula Train Wreck Audio Memorial

The audio worked perfectly today. It sits in a beautiful little garden in front of the hospital. At the end, it also lists the other places in town that have something to do with the disaster, including the obelisk in the cemetery and the fire bell that was used to summon aid, which is housed at the fire station.

[Carla Gleaton, 07/09/2022]
Train Wreck Audio Memorial

Sign on memorial says out of service. 9-23-18.

[Cecilia Duffy, 09/23/2018]
Ashtabula Horror - Train Wreck Disaster

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!

Ashtabula Train Disaster.

Train Wreck Audio Memorial

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]

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