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Angola Lake Shore Railroad Bridge

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Description 

The site of the Angola Horror train wreck that occurred on December 18, 1867, just after 3pm when the last coach of the Buffalo-bound 'New York Express' of the Lake Shore Railway derailed and caught fire, killing around 49 people.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck truss bridge over Big Sister Creek on former Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad in Angola
Location
Angola, Erie County, New York
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built ca. 1865, replaced ca. 1910
Design
Lattice deck truss
Dimensions
Total length: 160.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.64183, -79.02331   (decimal degrees)
42°38'31" N, 79°01'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/662052/4722935 (zone/easting/northing)
USGS topographic map
Angola
Inventory number
BH 48049 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 23, 2013: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • February 7, 2011: Added by Jacob P. Bernard

Sources 

  • Jacob P. Bernard - jacob_bernard [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Angola-On-The-Lake
Posted January 5, 2014, by CANALLER

Today's Sunday Snooze has 2 full pages of drawings and excerpts from a book about the train wreck at Angola-On-The-Lake. The author is also having a discussion on Thursday morning at 11 o'clock.

It's Pages #F-1 & #F-2 in the paper. It should be somewhere in the digital edition too. (Buffalo News.com)