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LAST JOURNEY OF WILLIAM HUSKISSON, THE

  • Author: Simon Garfield
  • Catalogue No: 6450
  • Rating:
    • Suitable for all
  • Geographical Restrictions: None
  • Publisher: Faber

Synopsis

After eight years of struggle by engineers the world's first passenger line, the Liverpool - Manchester Railway, was opened. Watching the ceremony William Huskisson was killed when he accidentally stepped out in front of Stephenson's Rocket. As the opening descended into gruesome farce, this accident proved how breathtaking but dangerous trains could be.