On this day: the Lagerlunda rail accident

On the 15th of November, 1875, nine people were killed in a head-on collision between two trains travelling between Linköping and Vikingstad in Sweden. The accident occurred just after one in the morning. Signalling confusion meant two trains were accidentally travelling towards each other on a single track.

The wreck is seen in a photograph taken a few days after the accident.




On this day…

The Down freight and Up express at Nottingham Victoria Station, England on the 12th of October, 1962.

Opened in May, 1900, and closed in September, 1967, the entire building other than the clock tower was demolished to make way for the Victoria Centre shopping complex in the 1970s.

During its years of operation, the station was run by the London Midland Region of British Railways.