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The Railways of Jamaica & the Bog Walk Tube Accident

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In 1845, The Railways of Jamaica, were the first railway lines In operation outside of Europe and North America, and only the second British Colony, after Canada, to receive a railway system. This week BackyardLabrish brings history alive with some interesting facts about Jamaica. Dr. Rebecca Tortello’s article “Pieces of the Past” tells the sad story of June 24, 1904, when tragedy struck the Bog Walk Tube, at that time the largest pipe in the world, supplying power to the train system. Do join us in the BackYard for a peek into Jamaica’s rich history and bring some friends.