Chatsworth, Illinois: Horrible Train Wreck Happened Here

RoadsideAmerica.com Team Field Report

Address:
US Hwy 24, Chatsworth, IL
Directions:
Three miles east of Chatsworth on US Hwy 24. Railroad is visible on N. 1200 Rd E.
Admission:
Free.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights
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. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

Visitor Tips and News About Horrible Train Wreck Happened Here

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Chatsworth wreck happened along here.

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]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Farm Town Jet FighterFarm Town Jet Fighter, Cullom, IL - 9 mi.
Bouncy Horse GallopBouncy Horse Gallop, Fairbury, IL - 19 mi.
Jail in Town ParkJail in Town Park, Loda, IL - 18 mi.
In the region:
Pistol-Shaped Building, Pontiac, IL - 23 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

August 21, 2019

My Sights

My Sights

Save Cool Vacation Destinations!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Illinois Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

American Museum of Science and Energy, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Aug 19-25, 2019)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Nearby Hotels: Chatsworth, Illinois

Nightly rates found:

Book Now