Britain's Railway Disasters

Britain's Railway Disasters

Fatal Accidents from the 1830s to the Present Day

Hardback248pp Illustrated

9781781593790     Product Code: 225236


Ten people died in the Staplehurst train crash of 1865, but accidents were not uncommon at the time and the disaster is now most notable because Dickens was one of the passengers. This history focuses on the most serious accidents on the British network from the beginnings of rail travel to the present day, comparing official reports with contemporary newspaper accounts and examining how attitudes changed as court claims became more common and safety was taken more seriously.

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