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Details of the Accident

Place Velindre, nr Aberavon, Glamorganshire, Wales
Date Monday 19th June 1848
Railway Company Cwmavon Railway
No. of Fatalities 1
Cause of Accident Derailment
Description Victim was riding unofficially on the footplate, when, as a consequence of one of the rails becoming loose, the locomotive was derailed and fell 12 feet down a bank.

Sources/Further Reading

  • SWWIAS Newsletter no. 68, March 1997
  • The Cambrian, 23 June 1848

List of Fatalities

0 of the 1 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