The 1st Railway Murder


This is where the first person attacked on a train died.

Location: Top O' The Morning, 129 Cadogan Terrace, Bow, E9 5HP

Description: This Irish pub was part of a sensational murder mystery on July 9th 1864 when Franz Muller robbed a passenger called Thomas Briggs on a train as it passed nearby. He was found still alive by the side of the track and brought into this pub where he died of his wounds. He was the first person to be murdered on a train.

The murder caught the imagination of the public due to increasing safety fears about rail travel at the time, and the pursuit of Muller across the Atlantic by Scotland Yard detectives.

Muller was caught as he disembarked a ship in New York, confessed and was hanged in due course.

Themes: MurderMurder Theme  PubPub Theme  TrainTrain Theme
The 1st Railway Murder

This is where the first person attacked on a train died.

Ranking This Month: 648/3019

Pages Hit This Month: 4


Credits: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Muller

Your Comments:

Name:
Email:
Your email will ONLY be used once, to confirm the publication of your comments. We value your contribution and privacy.

Anti-spam Security: Please enter this code:


Other places nearby:


Murder of Phoebe Hogg and child», 4.8km

Wainewright the Poisoner», 5.1km

Baby Farmer Sach Lived Here», 6.9km

Serial Killer's former home», 8.4km

The Golden Lion», 4.8km

The Percy Thompson murder», 4.2km

The Murder of Aristos», 6.5km

Charing Cross Trunk Murder», 4.7km

Henry Wilson murder», 6.1km

The Tyburn Tree», 5.9km

Location Pinpointed: