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See Railway accident, 1897
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Railway accident, 1897
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Picture Number:1998-8760_44
Credit:NRM
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Caption:
Derailment at Welshampton, Shropshire, on the Cambrian Railway, 11 June 1897. The accident was caused by a passenger train travelling too fast along a track that was in need of repair. 11 passengers were killed. Fatal accidents were more common in the 1890s than they are now. However, safety measures were being put in place; for example carriages were fitted with continuous brakes making it easier to stop trains.
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In Collection of: National Railway Museum
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Subject(s) > Transport > Railways
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