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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No. 1862, Sunday, December 11, 1831

On Wednesday morning the engine drawing the first class train of carriages from Manchester to Liverpool, on the railway, had the misfortune to break an axletree, when at full speed, near Chat Moss, which, after ploughing the ground for some time, went off the rail, and drew the whole train over the embankment; when most providentially, out of 200 passengers, not a life was lost or limb broken; several passengers were bruised, and some seriously.