Details of the Accident
|Place||Glasgow Queen Street|
|Date||Thursday 30th September 1847, 1.30 p.m.|
|Railway Company||Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway|
|No. of Fatalities||2|
|Cause of Accident||Runaway train|
|Description||A luggage train on the incline from Cowley Station ran too fast for the brakesmen to slow it. The train overran the buffers, propelled into the stores and collapsed a stone arch.|
- The Times, 30 Sep 1847 p6
List of Fatalities
1 of the 2 fatalities that have been identifed so far are listed in the table below together with brief notes on any other information found so far.
The last column shows the General Register Office (England and Wales), Statutory Register (Scotland), General Register Northern Ireland or Civil Registration for Ireland reference where this has been identified.
|Surname||First Names||Age||Occupation||Residence||Notes||GRO/SR/GRONI/GROIE Reference|