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In Bristol County, Massachusetts, an early morning railroad accident seriously injures three people

Railroad Accidents, iconic image
10/26/1860
Around four o'clock in the morning, a portion of an early mail train on the Fall River Railroad derailed near Myricks, Massachusetts.  Breaking a rail, the rear carriage was thrown down an embankment and many of the thirty-five passengers aboard injured, three of them seriously. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Accident on the Fall River Railroad," New York Times, October 27, 1860. 

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