The aftermath of a serious accident, Shropshire, 15 October 1907.
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Photograph by Percy Pilcher. In the early hours of 15 October 1907, a London & North Western Railway (LNWR) mail train from Crewe approached Shrewsbury station at 75 mph, as the crew tried to regain lost time. The train failed to stop at signals and was derailed on a section of line subject to a 10 mph speed restriction. The locomotive crew, two guards, three Post Office sorters and eleven pasengers were killed.