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Details of the Accident

Place Kendal area
Date 8th November 1846,
Railway Company Lancaster & Carlisle Railway
No. of Fatalities 1
Cause of Accident Joy-riding
Description Subcontractors and others took two locomotives for an unauthorised trip to Shap to celebrate the building of the line. On return to Kendal, the two engines collided and Gawith was so badly scalded that he was not expected to survive.

Sources/Further Reading

  • The Times, 11th November 1846

List of Fatalities

The 1 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
GAWITH Thomas 38 Smith , 1864/Dec Kendal 25 473