Secrets of the Dead: Death on the Railroad

Secrets of the Dead: Death on the Railroad

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 10:00pm

Duffy selects workers in Phili Port.

Credit: Courtesy of Tile Films

Find out how and why 57 Irish immigrants to the U.S. died in 1832. Secrets of the Dead: Death on the Railroad, airing Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV, is a classic story involving foul play, cover ups, a murder mystery and a voyage of discovery explains what happened to a group of Irish men who immigrated to America. In 1832, railroad contractor Philip Duffy hired 57 Irish immigrants to lay railroad tracks in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Less than two months after their arrival, all 57 were dead. Did they all die — as was widely believed — from cholera? Or were some murdered?



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