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SERIOUS ACCIDENT TO AN EXPRESS TRAIN. On Friday afternoon a serious accident occurred between Calthwaite and Southwaite to the quick train due in Carlisle from the south at 1.55 p.m., resulting in injury to several .passengers. It appears that when the train reached a point between the two stations referred to the axle of one of the carriages broke, the iron having doubtless been rendered brittle by the frost. The carriage was broken to pieces, and the carriages behind it, consisting of tWO composites, a third elass, two more composites and van, were thrown off the metals, and three of them completely over. turned on the other line of rails, and smashed. The fjUaxd, who was rising in the van, was unable to com- niunioafce with the driver before he was overturned, stunned, and seriously injured. Fortunately, however, the driver was apprised by the bumping of the traIn that something had happened, and on turning round and finding that there were only two carriages low attached to the train, he shut off the steam, put on the breaks as quickly as possIble, and anooeeded in bringing the train to a stand about fifty yards from where the catastrophe Passengers were naturally in a state of 8 alarm, and some of them had miraculous escapes from dangerous injuries. The passengers who were in the oarriagt-s which were overturned were extricated from 'their perilous positions without delay, and all having been placed in the two oarriages which remained on the iiaa were conveyed to Carlisle. The passengers Who had received injuries, or who were shaken, went into the County Hotel. Among the passengers injured °t shaken were the Rev. J. -C. Potts, Swedenborgian minister at Glasgow, who, witn hia wife and two Soung children, was travelling in the third-class Qage of which the axle broke, and their escape Vrith comparatively slight injuries is exceedingly Wonderful, the carriage having been smashed to splinters, and Mr. Patey and Madame Patey-Why- took, who were on their way from Manchester to fulfil an engagement at Edinburgh.

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