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Great Train Disasters DVD

GREAT TRAIN DISASTERS is a riveting, disturbing journey through the dark side of rail travel. Period reports and photographs detail the many problems that dogged railroads in their infancy, from exploding boilers to washed-out track. See stunning footage of more modern accidents and their aftermath, and explore what can be done to make trains safer with officials and experts. And hear harrowing tales of disaster from those lucky enough to survive.



Train Wrecks

Trolley & Street Car Wrecks, Railroad Accidents


More Missouri Disasters

:: Aladdin, MO Train Wreck, Jan 1892
:: Birmingham, MO Train Wreck, Sept 1902
:: Bonnettes Mill, MO Train Wreck, Mar 1897
:: Brandsville, MO Train Wreck, Aug 1908
:: Brookfield, MO Train Wreck, Dec 1902
:: Brush Creek, MO Passenger Train Crashes, Sep 1914
:: Carondelet, MO Railroad Accident, Apr 1885
:: Chillicothe, MO Train Wreck 1923
:: Chillicothe, MO Train Accident, May 1909
::  Conway, MO Train Wreck, Oct 1892
:: DeSoto, MO Train Wreck, Jan 1892
:: Gasconade, MO Train Wreck, Nov 1855
:: Georgetown, MO Train Wreck, Aug 1902
:: Gilmore, MO Storm And Train Wreck Jul 1915
:: Jefferson City, MO Train Wreck, Dec 1913
:: Johnson's Switch, MO Trolley Wreck, Dec 1911
:: Joplin, MO Train Crashes Into Motor Car, Aug 1914
:: Kansas City, MO Electric Park Car Accident, Nov 1904
:: Kansas City, MO Street Car Wreck, Aug 1902
:: Kansas City, MO Train Wreck, Aug 1884
:: Kansas City, MO Area Train Plunges Into Missouri River, Sept 1909
:: Keytesville, MO Train Wreck, Sept 1897
:: Lyman, MO Train Wreck, Oct 1893
:: Marshall, MO Head-End Train Collision, July 1901
:: Medill, MO Train Wreck, May 1892
:: Missouri City, MO Train Plunges Through Trestle, June 1897
:: Missouri City, MO Train Wreck, Jun 1897
:: Nameoki, MO Train Wreck, Oct 1893
  O'Fallon, MO Train Engine Explosion, Apr 1907
:: Odessa, MO Train Wreck, May 1909
:: Otterville, MO Trains Collide In Snowstorm, Jan 1948
:: Randolph, MO Train Wreck, May 1909  
:: Randolph, MO Train Wreck, May 1888  

Revere, MO Train Wreck, May 1892

:: Russelville, MO Train Wreck, Dec 1881  
:: Sedalia, MO Train Wreck

Sikeston, MO Train Wreck, Feb 1904  

:: Silex, MO Train Wreck, May 1895  
:: St. Charles, MO Train Wreck, Apr 1890 
:: St. Louis, MO Trolley Wreck, Jun 1902
:: St. Louis, MO Dardenne Creek Train Wreck, Jan 1904  
:: St. Louis, MO Locomotive Boiler Explosion, Sept 1890  
:: Warrensburg, MO Train Wreck, Oct 1904  
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Welcome to GenDisasters, a look back at the events that touched our ancestor's lives - tornadoes, fires, floods, hurricanes, train wrecks, mine explosions, and tragic accidents that became a part of history and our genealogy.
Nickel Plate Depot, Knox, IN early 1900s