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Details of the Accident

Place South Wingfield - Ambergate
Date 13th September 1840, a.m.
Railway Company North Midland Railway
No. of Fatalities 2
Cause of Accident Derailment
Description Train derailed at temporary points installed by the contractor. There is a suggestion that the points were not properly closed by the flag-man.

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List of Fatalities

The 2 fatalities are listed in the table below together with brief notes of any other information found so far.

The last column shows the General Register Office (England and Wales) or Statutory Register (Scotland) reference where this has been identified.

Surname First Names Age Occupation Residence Notes GRO/SR Reference
DENEUX Armand , French? 1840/Sep Belper 19 299
WRIGHT John Hippolite , 1840/Sep Belper 19 299