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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.

Sources/Further Reading

  • 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
MACARTHURJamesBrakesman, Married