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  • For more morbidity, they have a list sorted by death toll [wikipedia.org] too. Notice that with typical wikipedia consistency, one of them is British crashes and one is UK crashes, although as far as I can tell the "UK" list doesn't contain any in that ghastly little province that we don't really want.
    • Mmm. I think that the "British" list is mistitled, because:

      • Armagh [wikipedia.org], 12 June [wikipedia.org] 1889 [wikipedia.org]; 78 killed, 170 injured

      is definately in Northern Ireland

      As Wikipedia notes, this accident led to the Regulation of Railways Act 1889 [wikipedia.org], which my father says is still in force. He also says that this act made it illegal to lock the doors of carriages while in use (something that Wikipedia doesn't note), which in turn is "interesting" given how the Health and Safety Executive seem to mandate that all trains are to have central locking. Then again, what do the HSE know about railways? [bbc.co.uk] [Notice how the HSE had prepared no defence on the arrogant presumption that it had '"blanket immunity" from any personal injury claims arising from any failure in carrying out its statutory functions.']

      Oh, for futher fun reference, I'm told that you can't sue the crown (ie HM government, as distinct from one of its executive agencies, such as HSE), for example for non-payment of rent. But you can send the baliffs in :-)