The Chatsworth Wreck

The Chatsworth Wreck (HMK1V)

Location: Chatsworth, IL 60921 Livingston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 44.855', W 88° 15.09'

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Midnight August 10-11, 1887

One-half mile north on the Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad occured one of the worst wrecks in American rail history. An excursion train- two engines and approximately 20 wooden coaches - from Peoria to Niagara Falls, struck a burning culvert. Of the 500 passengers, about 85 perished and scores were injured.
HM NumberHMK1V
Series This marker is part of the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series
Year Placed1954
Placed ByState of Illinois
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 10:34am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 394345 N 4511490
Decimal Degrees40.74758333, -88.25150000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 44.855', W 88° 15.09'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 44' 51.30" N, 88° 15' 5.40" W
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Area Code(s)815, 217
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 35000-35792 E 800 N Rd, Chatsworth IL 60921, US
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