Death of English MP William Huskisson, first fatality on Britain's railways, 1830

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Death of English MP William Huskisson, run down by George Stephenson's locomotive "Rocket" on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, 1830. The day the first railway to carry goods and passengers was inaugurated was memorable as also the day Huskisson became the first to die in a rail accident. Original artwork from Look and Learn no. 678 (11 January 1975).

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