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railway accident Norton Fitzwarren

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.

Related link: a detailed account of the accident.

Other illustrations and maps in our online collection:

Mary Street, Taunton | Haymaking near Taunton | Railway Accident | Monmouth | 1901 Map

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