William Huskisson killed by train at opening of Liverpool-Manchester Railway (29 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

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.

Citation:
Editors. "William Huskisson killed by train at opening of Liverpool-Manchester Railway". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=17933, accessed 08 December 2016.]