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Grand Trunk Railway Accident at St. George, Ontario - 1889


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
Photo of a Grand Trunk Railway accident that occurred in St. George, Ontario on February 27, 1889. The one train car is hanging over the edge of the bridge with part of the bridge missing. Some other cars can be seen at the bottom. People and cleaning crews can be seen at the bottom with people cleaning the wreck.
Notes:
Condition: Very good copy.
Inscriptions:
Brandford Expositor - February 28, 1889 (page 1):
"On Feb 27, 1889 a steel tire broke on the engine of the St. Louis Express causing two passenger cars to fall off the St. George bridge, killing 11 people and injuring 32 others."
Date of Original:
1889
Date Of Event:
February 27, 1889
Dimensions:
Width: 17.8 cm
Height: 12.6 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 17.1cm
Image Height: 9.3cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
2166ph
Collection:
St. Marys Museum photo collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2501 Longitude: -80.24966
Donor:
Helen Wilson via Larry Pfaff (her family came from Brandtford area - very close to St. George, Ontario).
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
"Grand Trunk Railway Accident at St. George, Ontario - 1889." St. Marys Museum, 2166ph.
Terms of Use:
Reproduction of digital objects is restricted to fair use for personal study or research; any other use must be done with permission of copyright holder.
Reproduction Notes:
This image is a watermarked low resolution reproduction.
High resolution images are available at the St. Marys Museum for a fee.
Contact
St. Marys Museum
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

177 Church Street South,

P.O. Box 998,

St. Marys, Ontario.

N4X 1B6

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Grand Trunk Railway Accident at St. George, Ontario - 1889


Photo of a Grand Trunk Railway accident that occurred in St. George, Ontario on February 27, 1889. The one train car is hanging over the edge of the bridge with part of the bridge missing. Some other cars can be seen at the bottom. People and cleaning crews can be seen at the bottom with people cleaning the wreck.