Train Kills Man: Bombed Out, Huskisson Street and a World First Fatal Accident.
Above Photo: Stephenson’s Rocket – A Vicious Human Killer cuts its teeth.
Not many people will know that on the 15th September 1830, a world-transforming event took place in Liverpool, when the first steam powered passenger railway line, the Liverpool to Manchester railway, opened for business.
What even fewer people know is that on the very same day, a train claimed railway travel’s first victim, when William Huskisson, a senior British politician, ignored warnings and got off the train when it stopped to take on water.
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