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Salisbury rail crash

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Location type: Event
Location address: United Kingdom, Wiltshire
Number of texts: 1
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Made by | Reference Geof Sheppard | © CC 3.0
Made by | Reference | © CC 3.0

In the Salisbury rail crash of 1 July 1906, a London and South Western Railway boat train from Plymouth’s Friary railway station to London Waterloo station failed to navigate a very sharp curve at the eastern end of Salisbury railway station. The curve had a speed limit of 30 mph, but the express had been travelling at more than 70 mph. The train was completely derailed, and smashed into a milk train and a light engine, killing 28 people.

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