I have been trying to identify a missing word from this extract from The Leicester Chronicle dated 26 February 1859. The report describes the opening of the railway from Northampton to Market Harborough on 16 February 1859, and it appears that the information was taken from The Northampton Mercury. The word appears to be "se-sation-" (or "se-satiou-"), which makes no sense to me: ‘There was no flourish of drums and trumpets; not the slightest attempt to get up a se_sation_; not even a handbill to announce that such a ceremony was about to take place; the first train from Harborough to Northampton arrived at about 10.10 am with very few passengers. The first train from Northampton to Harborough left the Northampton station at 11.30 am with a fair number of passengers. A considerable number of spectators had gathered on the bridge to see them off’. Any ideas?