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Market Street, Penryn, Cornwall
Market Street

Present Day

Historical Pictures

Penryn in 1816 from the south
Penryn in 1816 from the south
train crash
Copyright Simon Jervis

On October 31, 1898, a Great Western Rail mail train with passenger carriages was approaching Penryn when it left the track and fell down a steep embankment.  The driver died from shock, while most of the thirty-three passengers were not injured.