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People obviously thought it risky to travel by train in these early years, though the statistics given in the last paragraph (two deaths and 48 injuries within the preceding year) may not seem all that alarming now. No cover is offered for another worrying possibility: see "Danger inside the Train: Crime on Victorian Railways."
Image obtained and caption by Jacqueline Banerjee, 2010.
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