William Huskisson killed by train at opening of Liverpool-Manchester Railway

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Historical Context Note

At the ceremonial opening of the new Liverpool-Manchester Railway, William Huskisson MP is killed by a train, becoming the first well-known railway casualty and fuel to the anti-railways movement.
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Editors. "William Huskisson killed by train at opening of Liverpool-Manchester Railway". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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