In southern England, a fatal train wreck on the Brighton to London line kills four and injures dozens more

The five o'clock express left Brighton station for London with passengers that included a contingent of Grenadier Guards.  Falling behind schedule, the engineer increased speed until the boiler on the locomotive burst and derailed the entire train near Streathham on the outskirts of London,  The driver, two soldiers, and a female civilian were killed outright and scores others injured.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1863 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1864), 89.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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