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While deaths from exposure occasionally occurred among outside passengers on stage coaches. Railway speed increased wind-chill and thus the danger. John Jonathan travelled from Bristol on Great Western Reailway in March 1845. He was found near death at Bath. He was carried from the station premises and left outside to die.

Stuart Hylton, The Grand Experiment: The Birth of the Railway Age 1820-45 (Hersham, Ian Allen, 2007) p89