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Nov 2, 1918. The Brighton Beach Express, exceeding its speed limit five times over (going 30 mph) while approaching the station near theMal-bone Street tunnel at Brooklyn, jumped the tracks, killing 97 peopleand injuring 100. The supervisor-engineer, taking the place of a strikingmotorman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, was tried and acquitted of charges of negligence.

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