The SOUTH DUMFRIES HISTORICAL SOCIETY
PRESENTS A PUBLIC TALK:
tells the illustrated story of
The St. George Train Wreck of 1889
The biggest thing that ever happened in St. George was the famous St. George Smash-up. On Feb. 27, 1889, two cars of a passenger train toppled off the bridge at the south end of the village. Ten people died and 32 were injured.
Like many folks who live in St. George, David Judd, a past president of the Brant Historical Society, wondered about the two concrete abutments on either side of the road at the south end of the village. He also had seen the famous photograph of a railway car tipped from a railway bridge, with a crowd of Victorian men and boys gawking in amazement.
The St. Louis Express was one of the fastest trains on the line. One February morning, it left London at 4:30 p.m. ….
To hear the rest of the story, join us on
MONDAY, MARCH 29th, 2010
at the ST. GEORGE MEMORIAL HALL
(32 Main Street South, next to the Museum)
7:30 PM START
(We will also be conducting the brief business of our Annual General Meeting)
FREE ADMISSION – ALL WELCOME