1882 Spuyten Duyvil Railroad Disaster Print

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      ndembowski
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      Cole Thompson has such a great article about the famous 1882 Spuyten Duyvil train disaster that you can read here.

      I mention it because while perusing eBay recently I found a print related to the accident that I had never seen before:

      The view depicts the “The coroner’s jury inspecting the scene of the Disaster.”  In modern terms they are standing near the southern end of JFK High School’s football field and the view is to the east.  That’s the Spuyten Duyvil Creek crossing through the center with Marble Hill in the distance.  It is remarkable how little there was on Marble Hill at the time.  On the left is Kilcullen’s Hotel–a popular local venue.

      1871 Yonkers Statesman

      The men in the image are standing in the area circled in purple on the above 1885 E. Robinson map.

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