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In London, a runaway train leaves the station at Kings Cross and crosses the road outside

Railroad Accidents, iconic image
05/30/1860
In London, an excursion train of the Great Northern Railroad approached its terminus in King's Cross Station at an uncontrollable speed.  The locomotive, its tender, and several carriages jumped the platform and continued across the station, out its entrance, and crossed the street outside, coming to rest in an area being excavated for a new underground tunnel.  Remarkably, no-one was injured. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1860 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1861), 77.

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