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Angola in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Angola Horror”

 
 
"Angola Horror" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 7, 2014
1. "Angola Horror" Marker
Inscription. One of the worst train disasters occurred 600 ft. upstream on Dec 18, 1867. The last two cars of the Buffalo & Erie RR's 'New York Express' fell from the trestle, burned, and resulted in 50 deaths and over 100 injuries.
 
Erected by Evans Historical Society and the Village of Angola.
 
Location. 42° 38.638′ N, 79° 1.405′ W. Marker is in Angola, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Mill Street and Gowans Road, on the right when traveling east on Mill Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Angola NY 14006, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of "Bundy's Mill" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Burial Site of Asa Ames / Pioneer Cemetery 1810-1928 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Major William C. Dudley (approx. 1.1 miles away); Birthplace of Willis Haviland Carrier (approx. 1.2 miles away); Western New York (approx. 1.8 miles away); Dedicated to the Honor and Sacrifice (approx. 6.2 miles away); Col. Asa Warren (approx. 6.4 miles away); Hill's Corners (approx. 6.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Angola.
 
More about this marker. The actual
Eastward View "Angola Horror" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 7, 2014
2. Eastward View "Angola Horror" Marker
Marker edge facing camera. Marker is just above and beyond the blue bridge railing.
site is not visible from the marker, or apparently from any PUBLIC property. Satillite map shows the active double track CSX (nee New York Central) bridge just beyond bends in Big Sister Creek.
 
Also see . . .
1. "Angola Horror" - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 18, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Angola Horror Photo Gallery. (Submitted on July 18, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. DisastersRailroads & Streetcars
 
Westward View "Angola Horror" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 7, 2014
3. Westward View "Angola Horror" Marker
Mark is left, just beyond the guard rail.
Direct View "Angola Horror" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 7, 2014
4. Direct View "Angola Horror" Marker
Mill Street Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 7, 2014
5. Mill Street Bridge
View from park downstream.
Mill Street Bridge Zoom of "Angola Horror" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 7, 2014
6. Mill Street Bridge Zoom of "Angola Horror" Marker
From same location as prior picture, a zoomed view of the marker.
Gowans Road CSX Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 7, 2014
7. Gowans Road CSX Bridge
Zoomed view from the intersection at the marker.
Upstream View from Mill Street Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 7, 2014
8. Upstream View from Mill Street Bridge
The current rail bridge is beyond the bend, though this picture provides a view of the height of the banks.
Upstream View from Mill Street Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 7, 2014
9. Upstream View from Mill Street Bridge
Favoring the right bank in this view.
Big Sister Creek Sign, Mill Street Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 7, 2014
10. Big Sister Creek Sign, Mill Street Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on July 18, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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