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In London, an explosion at the excavations for the new underground railway kills two railwaymen

Railroad Accidents
11/01/1860
Around ten in the morning, at the mouth of the tunnel being used to construct the first of the planned underground railway lines near Kings Cross Station in London, a locomotive pulling cars of excavated soil exploded its firebox.  The engine was thrown from the track and its stack into neighboring streets where a cab driver was injured.  The driver and fireman of the locomotive were killed instantly and another worker badly hurt.  (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), 170.

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