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Three fatal railway accidents occur around England on the same day

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01/04/1861
Three separate fatal railway accidents, one in the south-east of the country, one in the south-west, and one just outside London, took four lives. Reports blamed the extreme cold which had effected the rails and the rolling stock and caused derailments and other mishaps.  In London, the Liverpool train pulled into Euston Station, only to discover the last two carriages absent.  They were found wrecked several miles away. Another fatal accident, in Kent, happened the very next day, and the crew of a locomotive were killed.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1861 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1862), 5-6. 

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