The Great Railway Disaster Near Montreal, Canada

This image from the July 23, 1864 issue of Harper's Weekly depicts a major railway disaster near Montreal, Canada. The conductor failed to heed a signal that the Belacil Bridge was open for barge traffic and the ensuing accident killed ninety people and wounded one hundred more.

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THE GREAT RAILWAY DISASTER NEAR MONTREAL, CANADA. [Photographed by A. Bazinet & Co., Montreal.]

About this Document

  • Source: Harper's Weekly
  • Citation: page 477
  • Date: July 23, 1864