this day in the yesteryear: Tragedy at Opening of Liverpool and Manchester Railway (1830)

Tragedy at Opening of Liverpool and Manchester Railway (1830)

In 1830, festivities were held to mark the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, the world’s first inter-city passenger railway. Unfortunately, the celebration turned tragic when William Huskisson, the Member of Parliament for Liverpool, got off the train to speak with the Duke of Wellington during a temporary stop and was fatally injured by an oncoming train. He thus became the world’s first railway passenger to be killed by a train. How fast did these trains initially travel? More… Discuss

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