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Historical Marker:

Chatsworth Wreck: Midnight, August 10-11, 1887, The


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Location:
The marker is located one mile east of Chatsworth on US 24, just west of the Ford-Livingston County Line. It is on the northwest corner of the intersection of US 24 and County Road 1200E.
Latitude:
40.7476
Longitude:
-88.24
Dedication Date:
01/01/1954
Dedication By:
State of Illinois

Marker Description:
One-half mile north on the Toledo, Peoria & Western Railroad occurred one of the worst wrecks in American rail history. An excursion train - two engines and approximately twenty wooden coaches - from Peoria to Niagara Falls, struck a burning culvert . Of the 500 passengers about 85 perished and scores were injured.
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