Kentish Town rail accident
|Kentish Town rail accident|
|Date||2 September 1861|
|Location||Kentish Town station|
|Rail line||Hampstead Junction Railway|
|Injuries||317 (20 seriously)|
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On 2 September 1861, near Kentish Town station in London, 16 people were killed and 317 injured, when an excursion train operated by the North London Railway collided with a freight train operated by the London and North Western Railway.
The excursion train was running early and had been given permission to proceed; but met the freight train as it crossed the lines at a freight sidings unprotected by signals..
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