Chatsworth, Illinois: Horrible Train Wreck Happened Here Team Field Report

US Hwy 24, Chatsworth, IL
Three miles east of Chatsworth on US Hwy 24. Railroad is visible on N. 1200 Rd E.
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Horrible Train Wreck Happened Here
One of the worst in American rail history, according to its historical marker, followed by a hellish fire that seemed to accompany every train wreck back then. Report...

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Horrible Train Wreck Happened Here

The historical marker is right off the side of route 24 in a gravel turn out.

[Doug, 01/14/2013]
Horrible Train Wreck Happened Here

There is a state historical marker near the site. The event was one of the great horrors of late Victorian America, a prairie precursor to the Titanic.

[William Dahlsten, 06/24/1998]

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