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Details of the Accident

Place Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
Date Friday 23rd December 1904, 3.38 a.m.
Railway Company Great Central Railway
No. of Fatalities 4
Cause of Accident Excessive speed
Description The driver of the 2.45 am express from Marylebone failed to slow down for a curve in thick fog, the train left the track and the wooden carriages disintegrated when they collided with the platform.

Sources/Further Reading

  • The Times, 28th December 1904
  • The Times, 31st December 1904

List of Fatalities

The 4 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
BARNSHAWJoseph32Railway driver, Driver of the train. Died of injuries 24 Dec 19071904/Dec Aylesbury 3a 507
MASTERSGeorge William29Railway fireman, Fireman of the train. 1904/Dec Aylesbury 3a 506
STANTONJosiah25Railway fireman, Travelling in front carriage as a passenger.1904/Dec Aylesbury 3a 507
SUMMERSDaniel36Railway driver, Travelling in front carriage as a passenger.1904/Dec Aylesbury 3a 507