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In England, the Edinburgh night mail train collides with a goods train and ten men are killed

Railroad Accidents, iconic image
11/16/1860
In central England, near Atherstone in Warwickshire, another serious railway collision occurred at around two o'clock in the morning when the mail train from Edinburgh ran into the rear of a thirty-one car livestock transport train at high speed.  The mail train's locomotive crushed the carriage carrying the sleeping drovers on the livestock train and all nine men were killed.  In addition, the fireman of the mail train died.  No passengers on the Edinburgh night mail train were 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), 172-173. 

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