A Gallery of Old Train Wreck Photos

 
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    July 25, 2011 at 7:00 am

    The first train wreck in U.S. history occurred on this day in 1832. A train carried a load of passengers to demonstrate the locomotive’s ability to transport massive quantities of heavy stone. During the demonstration, the train derailed and fell over a 34 foot cliff, killing one passenger and injuring the others. It wasn’t the best demo in the world, but apparently it was enough to convince the U.S. that laying over 3,000 miles of railroad track across the country was a worthwhile investment. We’ve compiled a gallery of old train wreck photos to commemorate the monumental occasion.

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