The Brighton Railway Accident

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Title

The Brighton Railway Accident

Subject

Newspaper Article on the Brighton Railway Crash

Description

This newspaper article explores the aftermath of the railway collision at the Clayton tunnel on the Brighton Railway in which 23 people were killed and hundreds were injured. This crash sent waves of sadness throughout the towns of London and Brighton, as well as throughout the whole country. The article explores the reasoning behind the terrible incident, and examines all of the happenings that paved the way for this collision to occur. The sadness present throughout the article is highlighted in tandem with the need to hold certain people and companies responsible, so that an event like this never occurs again. The publics outrage and grief over this tragedy fuels the debate of safety amongst travelers, and incites a demand for change in protocol on railways.

Creator

Unknown

Source

19th Century UK Periodicals. Series I & II

Publisher

John Bull

Date

Saturday, August 31, 1861

Contributor

Unknown

Rights

Cambridge University Library

Format

Octavo, 1 page

Language

English

Type

Newspaper article

Files

The Brighton Railway Accident.PDF

Citation

Unknown, “The Brighton Railway Accident,” Manhattan College Omeka , accessed July 13, 2024, https://omeka-pilot.manhattan.edu/items/show/323.

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