Details of the Accident
|Place||Creech, nr Taunton|
|Date||8th September 1852, p.m.|
|Railway Company||Great Western Railway/Bristol and Exeter Railway|
|No. of Fatalities||2|
|Cause of Accident||Derailment|
|Description||An express from Paddington was derailed partly due to the bad condition of the track, coupled with heavy rains and insufficient ballast.|
- History of the Great Western Railway, Vol II 1863 - 1921 pp 99 - 100, E.T. MacDermott
- The Times, 17th Sep 1852 (report of inquest)
- The Times, 9th Sep 1852
List of Fatalities
The 2 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) or Statutory Register (Scotland) reference where this has been identified.
|Surname||First Names||Age||Occupation||Residence||Notes||GRO/SR Reference|
|HUMBERSTONE||Thomas||25||Railway fireman||,||1852/Dec Taunton 5c 260|
|HEATON||Lambert||35||Railway driver||,||Died of injuries early hours of the 13th September.||1852/Dec Taunton 5c 263|