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Oct. 22, 1895, the express from Granville to Paris was running late. To avoid getting into trouble and throwing the schedule off, the driver increased his speed to about 25-37 mph. Unfortunately, either the air brake failed or it was applied to late, and the conductor was too distracted to apply the hand brake, so the train and all its 131 passengers crashed through the buffers and through the train station wall.

Needless to say, there were some delays that day.


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