Transport: Misadventure at Winwick

At 60 m. p. h. the Euston-to-Blackpool express rocketed north through the night of the British midlands just west of Manchester, past the signal box at tiny Winwick Junction and smack into a puttering local. When the tumult had died and the ten dead had been laid out in the morgue, British Justice last week went ponderously to work on the facts. To an inquest at Warrington was summoned William Bloor.

William Bloor has been the signalman at Winwick Junction for 21 years. A tall, middleaged, careful-minded, precise-spoken Briton who had never before had...

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