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Details of the Accident

Place Marsden
Date Thursday 29th August 1850, a.m.
Railway Company East Lancashire Railway
No. of Fatalities 1
Cause of Accident Collision
Description Truck in a siding was stood too near the points with the main line. The train hit the truck and two carriages were derailed.

Sources/Further Reading

  • The Manchester Guardian, 5th April 1851 (report of action for compensation)
  • Weekly Dispatch, 13th April 1851 (report of action for compensation)

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), 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
MIDDLETONRobert37Commercial travellerManchester, LANDied of injuries. Married1850/Sep Burnley 21 155