Welcome to GenDisasters!

What You'll Find Here.  Newspaper articles about Train Wrecks, Fires, Floods, Shipwrecks, Plane Crashes, Accidents and other disasters.  Most of these articles list the dead and injured or missing. Use the Search Box to search for your ancestors or Browse the articles by type of disaster, state or year.

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Wellington, OH Train Goes Through Trestle, Mar 1913

Wellington, OH Train Wreck, Mar 1913

Wellington, O., March 26.  read more »

Mattoon, IL Train And Automobile Collision, May 1959

7 YOUTHS DIE, BOY HURT AS TRAIN HITS CAR.  read more »

Alexis, MI Train Derailment, Jan 1907

J. F. Brunswick Died From Injuries.  read more »

Vallejo, CA Train Jumps Tracks, Jan 1904

LOCOMOTIVE JUMPS TRACK

Engineer Killed Beneath Wreck

SCALDED FIREMAN RUN IS WARNING

Attempts to Stop Train When Engine Goes Over Embankment, Killing Engineer  read more »