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In London, a locomotive on the new underground railway explodes spectacularly, though no lives are lost

Railroad Accidents, iconic image
In central London, just after nine in the morning, on the new Metropolitan Underground Railway, a locomotive exploded while standing in the station at Bishop's Road.  The force blew the engine's boiler through the roof of the station to land next to a pub called the Dudley Arms two hundred yards away.  Few people were on the platform and the crew had a lucky escape.  Just a few people suffered cuts from flying glass and were taken to hospital nearby.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1865 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1865), 71-72.