Skip to content

Details of the Accident

Place Ealing
Date Thursday 24th February 1853
Railway Company Great Western Railway
No. of Fatalities 1
Cause of Accident Derailment
Description Morning train from Bristol to Paddington, derailed just after passing through Ealing. A broken suspension caused the accident.

Sources/Further Reading

  • History of the Great Western Railway, Vol I 1833 - 1863 pp343, E.T. MacDermott (revised by C.R. Clinker)
  • https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/98177182/james-gibbs

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
GIBBSJames61GWR directorClifton, GLSMayor of Bristol 1842. He was a vitriol manufacturer, head of the firm Gibbs, Ferris & Co, Chairman of Bristol & Exeter Railway Company, Chairman of Bristol & South Wales Union Railway and a Director of the Great Western Railway Company.1853/Mar Brentford 3a 42