January 11, 1896

A curious and alarming accident happened to the Irish Mail train which left Euston at 7.15 on Wednesday morning.

The train, which included a dining car, had travelled to a point a few hundred yards north of Watford Junction, where breakfast was about to be served, when the heating apparatus in the dining car exploded with a loud report.

Nobody was seriously injured, although several people received burns. The train was half-an-hour late on arriving at Rugby.

[From the Watford Observer of January 11, 1896]

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4:10pm Sun 12 Jan 14

oldgold says...

It's refreshingly different from contemporary excuses: 'wrong kind of leaves', 'wrong kind of snow', 'wrong kind of rain', 'wrong kind of wind', 'can't get the staff'....!
It's refreshingly different from contemporary excuses: 'wrong kind of leaves', 'wrong kind of snow', 'wrong kind of rain', 'wrong kind of wind', 'can't get the staff'....! oldgold
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5:13pm Sun 12 Jan 14

dontknowynot says...

I blame the Romanian immigrants
vote UKIP get nonsense
I blame the Romanian immigrants vote UKIP get nonsense dontknowynot
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