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In central England, the crash of an excursion train with eight hundred passengers kills ten people

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06/07/1865
Near Rednal in central England, an excursion train from Liverpool to Birmingham, encountering unsteady track, derailed at high speed with disastrous results. The exceptionally large train, with thirty-two passenger carriages drawn by two locomotives, carried more than eight hundred people.  Considering the circumstances, it was perhaps fortunate for all but the victims that only ten people were killed and around fifty injured.  (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, 1866), 70-71. 

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