Chatsworth Wreck, The [Laws G30]

DESCRIPTION: A train is bringing happy travelers to Niagara Falls when it crashes through a burned bridge and is wrecked. A hundred people are killed
AUTHOR: Thomas P. Westendorf
EARLIEST DATE: 1913 (Belden)
KEYWORDS: train death disaster wreck
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Aug 10, 1887 - A train from Peoria, Illinois goes through a bridge near Chatsworth, Illinois on its way to Niagara Falls. 81 people are killed and 372 injured
FOUND IN: US(Ap,MW,So)
REFERENCES (9 citations):
Laws G30, "The Chatsworth Wreck"
Peters, p. 242, "The Chatsworth Wrec" (1 text, 1 tune)
Belden, pp. 422-423, "The Chatsworth Wreck" (1 text)
Randolph 681, "The Chatsworth Wreck" (1 text, 1 tune)
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 447-449, "The Chatsworth Wreck" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 681)
Boswell/Wolfe 33, pp. 59-61, "The Chatsworth Wreck" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cohen-AFS2, pp. 47-448, "The Bridge Was Burned at Chatsworth" (1 text plus a broadside print)
Cohen-LSRail, p. 272, "The Bridge Was Burned at Chatsworth" (notes only)
DT 641, CHATWRCK*

Roud #2198
NOTES: Called "The Bridge Was Burned at Chatsworth" by the author, though this name hardly seems to exist in the tradition. - RBW
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File: LG30

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