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Details of the Accident

Place Harecastle Tunnel, Staffordshire, England
Date Sunday 8th June 1851, p.m.
Railway Company North Staffordshire Railway
No. of Fatalities 1
Cause of Accident Fell off engine
Description When the train emerged from the tunnel, the fireman realised that the driver had fallen off. He was later found in the tunnel, badly mutilated and later died of his injuries.

Sources/Further Reading

  • Daily News, 9th June 1851
  • Weekly Dispatch, 15th June 1851

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
UNDSWORTHJames36Train driver,