Midnight August 10-11, 1887One-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.
|Series||This marker is part of the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series|
|Placed By||State of Illinois|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 10:34am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 394345 N 4511490|
|Decimal Degrees||40.74758333, -88.25150000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 44.855', W 88° 15.09'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 44' 51.30" N, 88° 15' 5.40" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||815, 217|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 35000-35792 E 800 N Rd, Chatsworth IL 60921, US|
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