Train Crashes

Overview of the Songs and Poems in this Category:

While train crashes were commonplace before 1860, there are surprisingly few items on the subject. Most of these items describe real events but a few are fictional.

Main Themes and Motifs

- The suffering of the victims
- Sympathy for those bereaved

Chronology

1830-39
1840-49
1850-59
1860-69   094; 460; 678; 683
1870-79
1880-89
1890-99   485; 581
1900-09   086; 571
1910-19
1920-29

Historical Background

No ready for publication