Category Archives: Trains and Railroads

The Sheridan Train Accident of 1893

On December I5, 1893 a frightful railroad disaster occurred on the Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad at Herrick’s Creek, two miles east of Dunkirk. The rain and melting snow had raised the water in the creek so that it … Continue reading

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Recalling the 1893 Train Wreck in Jamestown, N.Y.

I was looking through some of the Chautauqua County Historical Society’s photo collection on trains [PDF] and came across two images depicting a train derailment that took place along the Erie Railroad in Jamestown on June 8, 1893. Based on … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Biographies No. 51 – 55

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, featuring James Strang (Ellington), Ellen Yates Miller. (Jamestown), George Pullman (Brocton), Edith Ainge (Jamestown), and Gertrude Williams (Kennedy). Originally airing on local radio stations March 21 – March 28 2011. Continue reading

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