• Figure 3.2

Terrific railway disaster on the Hudson River road.—Collision of the Pacific express train with an oil train on the drawbridge over Wappinger Creek, near New Hamburg, N.Y., night of February 6th.—Moment of striking—The locomotive, with the baggage and express cars, forced from the bridge, deluged with petroleum, and fired.

From Beyond the lines: pictorial reporting, everyday life, and the crisis of gilded-age America by Joshua Brown

  • American: 1789-1899
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