Skip to content

Details of the Accident

Place Longton
Date 17th February 1856, Midnight
Railway Company North Staffordshire Railway
No. of Fatalities 2
Cause of Accident Excessive speed
Description Train from Derby crewed by the victims was in collision with one from Burton.

Sources/Further Reading

  • News of the World, 2nd March 1856

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
HUDSON Henry 33 Railway driver , 1856/Mar Stoke On T 6b 103
RIGBY William 31 Railway fireman , 1856/Mar Stoke 6b 103