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In southern England, a late night railroad crash kills three and injures many more.

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04/30/1866

At Caterham Junction on the London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway in England, a large passenger train collided with stationary freight cars around ten o'clock in the evening.  Several passenger cariages went down an embankment with the result that two passengers and one railroad man were crushed and killed while many others were injured.  The dark night further increased both the terror of the incident and the difficulty in recovering the trapped and injured.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Chronicle," The Annual Register: A Review of Public Events at Home and Abroard for the Year 1866 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1867), 36-37.

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