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

Railroad Accidents, iconic image
05/09/1864
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.

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