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Norton Fitzwarren rail crash (1890)

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The Norton Fitzwarren rail crash occurred on 11 November 1890, at Norton Fitzwarren station on the Great Western Railway, approximately two miles south-west of Taunton in Somerset. A special boat train carrying passengers from Plymouth to Paddington collided with a goods train that was being shunted on the main line. Ten passengers were killed, and eleven people were seriously injured. Another significant accident occurred at Norton Fitzwarren in 1940.