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In England, a serious railway collision kills five people returning from the famous race meeting at Ascot

Railroad Accidents, iconic image
06/09/1864
At around eight o'clock in the evening, a train filled with racing enthusiasts just returning from the meeting at Ascot and the running of the Gold Cup was delayed at the Egham Railway Station for a few minutes. A second special train for the races, similarly filled, ran into the back of the waiting train, crushing the last three cars.  Five men were killed and a further twenty-five suffered serious injuries. The driver and fireman of the second train were later found guilty of manslaughter.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1864 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1865), 88-89. 

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