Lewisham rail crash (1857)

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Lewisham rail crash (1857)

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:14 pm

June 28, 1857, about 10:30 PM, London (51N28'03", 0W01'09")
Two trains collided. 11 died, 30 injured. (This is not a structural collapse, but I list it here for whatever use I make.) -- For timing, one train left Strood 9:30 PM (15 minutes behind schedule) and stopped for a signal; a 9:30 train was coming behind it. They collided at a low speed (20 mph), destroying two cars. I'm not sure how long the ride from Strood to Lewisham is (probably not long), so this was likely before 10 PM. -- More info: Strood to Lewisham is 25 miles so, the train slowing for the station at 20 mph was probably going a little faster most of its run, estimate an hour between the two.

Year: Capsolar (Dormant.) Moon-Uranus.

Year: Cansolar {+2}
(I kept wanting to deduct a point for Jupiter, but everything else is so right on!)
Saturn on Asc 0°28'
Mercury on Asc 1°30'
-- Mercury-Saturn conj. 1°20' in mundo
-- Saturn-Uranus sq. 1°21' PVP
-- Mercury-Uranus sq. 2°14' PVP
Jupiter sq. Asc 1°01'
-- Jupiter-Saturn sq. 2°39'
Moon-Pluto op. 0°26'
Moon-Neptune sq. 2°47'

Bridge {+2}
CapQ Moon op. s/p Mars 4/25-7/2
t Mars op. CanQ Moon 6/25-6/29 (op. Cansolar Moon 6/7-10)
Event window: June 7-10 & June 25-29

Quarter: Arisolar (Dormant.) Moon-Venus.

Quarter: Libsolar {+1}
(Barely worth +1, might be closer to 0 / Neutral.)
Sun sq. Asc 0°22'
Saturn widely foreground
Moon-Uranus conj. 3°45'

Month: Caplunar {+2}
Pluto on Dsc 1°19'
Jupiter on WP 0°53'
Moon sq. Asc 1°41'
-- Jupiter-Pluto conj. 0°18'
-- Uranus-Pluto sq. 1°07' PVP

Week: Canlunar {+1}
Neptune on Dsc 0°56'
Mercury barely foreground
Moon-Pluto sq. 1°56'

Day: Capsolar Quotidian & Transits {+2 / -2 = +1}
p Moon op. p Mars 0°52'
t Venus sq. s Moon 0°33'

Day: Cansolar Quotidian & Transits {+2}
t Mars op. p Moon 0°55'
p MC sq. t Neptune 1°21'
p EP conj. s Uranus 1°08', conj. t Venus 1°18'
-- t Venus conj. p Uranus 0°43'
t Sun conj. s Asc 0°47'
-- t Sun conj. s Saturn 0°51'
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