The great circus train wreck of 1918 tragedy on the indiana lakeshore disaster paperback july 23 2010 by richard m lytle author visit amazons richard m lytle page find all the books read about the author and more see search results for . This video is unavailable watch queue queue watch queue queue. For those with interest passion for history the great circus train wreck is a extremely detailed account of such an event and whether youre from the calumet region as i am a hoosier by birth or fate or design or a student of history this is a fascinating account. In the cool pre dawn hours on a june night in 1918 a train engineer closed his cab window as he chugged toward hammond indiana he drifted to sleep and his train bore down on the idle hagenbeck wallace circus train soon after the sleeping engineers locomotive plowed into the circus train. The hammond circus train wreck occurred on june 22 1918 during the last months of world war i and was one of the worst train wrecks in us history eighty six people were reported to have died and another 127 were injured when a locomotive engineer fell asleep and ran his train into the rear of another near hammond indiana
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