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Buffalo News Staff Reporter Charity Vogel, author of the new book “The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads,” will speak and sign books from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Larkin Square.

Vogel’s appearance is part of the Larkin Square Author Series, presented by First Niagara and sponsored by Independent Health, Larkin Square and Talking Leaves Books. It will be held inside the Filling Station, 745 Seneca St.

Vogel spent more than five years researching and writing about the tragic day in 1867 when the Buffalo and Erie Railroad’s eastbound New York Express derailed as it approached the high truss bridge over Big Sister Creek, just east of Angola. The last two cars of the train fell from the bridge into the creek bed below, killing about 50 people and injuring dozens more.

Vogel’s book, which was released in September by Cornell University Press, will be available for purchase from Talking Leaves, along with beer, wine and light fare from the Filling Station. For more information about the author, visit www.angolahorror.com.