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1906 July 1st. A London and South Western Railway boat train from Plymouth's Friary railway station to London Waterloo station failed to navigate a very acute curve at the eastern end of Salisbury railway station. The curve had a speed limit of 30 mph, but the express had been travelling at more than 70 mph. The train was derailed completely, and smashed into a milk train and a light engine, killing 28 people.