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The Battle of Havant

Disputes between railway companies have occurred since the earliest days of railways. Modern disagreements usually get settled in the courtroom, but in days gone by some disputes resulted in actual violence. One such quarrel in the nineteenth century became known as the Battle of Havant.

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Railway Oddities

The Oddity Central website collects oddities of the world. It contains quite a few railway oddities, from the literally high speed train cleaners to the cat working as a station master.

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Frederick Methvan Whyte and Whyte Notation

Every railway enthusiast recognises the method of classifying locomotives by their number of wheels, e.g. 0-6-0. This notation, called Whyte Notation, got its name from the engineer who developed it, Frederick Methvan Whyte.

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The Train Crash at Crush

The Crash at Crush was a staged train crash in September 1896. William George Crush of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad organised the publicity stunt at the temporary city of Crush, Texas. Crush got the idea after witnessing a train crash and seeing how people reacted to the accident.

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