Posts Tagged ‘disaster’

The Disastrous Pocket Watch

Apr
19

Pocket Watch

On April 19, 1891, the No. 14 fast mail train crashed into the No. 21 Toledo express outside of Kipton, OH. The Great Kipton Train Wreck hinged on a conductor’s pocket watch.

If you were westbound through Ohio from Cleveland …

The Wingfoot Air Express Disaster

Jul
21

wingfootexpress

Some twenty years prior to the Hindenburg, Chicago had its own airship disaster. Thirteen people were killed and twenty-six were injured when the Wingfoot Air Express dirigible crashed into the Illinois Trust and Savings Building.

On July 21, 1919, the …