Episode 1.02

The Ashtabula train disaster has many names, the Ashtabula bridge disaster, the Ashtubla Horror or the Ashtabula river railroad disaster.  Which ever name you choose they all refer to a terrible derailment that occured in Ashtubla Ohio on December 29, 1876.

Ashtubla Train Wreck Woodcut (Wikipedia)

Ashtubla Train Wreck Woodcut (Wikipedia)

Amassa Stone (Wikipedia)

Amassa Stone (Wikipedia)

Cemetery Marker (Dead Ohio)

Cemetery Marker (Dead Ohio)

Bridge in present day (Dead Ohio)

Bridge in present day (Dead Ohio)

www.deadohio.com/AshTrain.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashtabula_River_railroad_disaster#cite_note-25

WikiPedia article about Amasa Stone

During the last months of the first world war, on June 22, 1918 a horrific accident occured near Hammond Indiana.  The 26 cars of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus were holding the performers and other circus workers as it chugged ahead to Hammond where the circus had a show.  

More Wreckage (Cult of Weird)

More Wreckage (Cult of Weird)

Open Grave (Cult of Weird)

Open Grave (Cult of Weird)

Showmen's Rest (The Line Up)

Showmen's Rest (The Line Up)

Fred Knoop