- The first railway fatality — the death of William Huskisson, 1830
- The Rednal train wreck on the Shrewsbury and Chester Railway (1865)
- Collision and burning of three trains in a tunnel (Great Northern and Midland lines, 1866)
- Fall of a railway bridge at Beckenham on the London, Chatham, and Dover Railway, 1866
- The Disaster on the Great India Peninsula Railway, 1869
- Danger inside the Train: Crime on Victorian Railways
- The Tay Bridge Disaster
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