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Speed and Stability in Railway Travelling

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THE Salisbury railway accident, being followed after no very long period by the somewhat similar disaster at Grantham, undoubtedly raised a feeling of considerable uneasiness in the public mind. The recent publication by the Board of Trade of Major Pringle's report on the former calamity should do something to allay this apprehension, if only because it shows that the cause of the derailment of the train was not “mysterious,” but is fully to be explained. That the evil we know is less alarming than one which vaguely threatens is a fact for which we have classic authority.

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