An illustration of the railway accident at
Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton, Somerset, from a November 1890 issue
of the London Illustrated News. The accident involved a Great
Western Railway special boat train carrying passengers from
Plymouth to Paddington and a goods train that was being shunted on
the main line. Ten passengers were killed, and eleven people
(including the driver and fireman of the special train) were
seriously injured. Primary cause of accident: signal error.
link: a detailed account of the accident.
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