GREAT BRITAIN: Death in the Fog

Heavy fog lay on London, and from Lewisham to Hammersmith, scarcely a car moved. Buses inched along the streets and trains moved cautiously along their rights of way. The 5:18 from Charing Cross to Kent that evening ground to a stop just past St. John's station to wait its turn at Park's Bridge Junction, which Londoners call the "busiest strip of railway line in the world." The electric train's ten coaches were pack-jammed, with more than 1,000 passengers caught up in the confusion of the heaviest pea-souper in two years.

On the same track as the 5:18, just as crowded...

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