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Details of the Accident

Place Coombe Down tunnel, nr Bath
Date 20th November 1929,
Railway Company Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
No. of Fatalities 3
Cause of Accident Derailment
Description Engine crew lost control of goods train descending bank after becoming overcome with fumes in the tunnel. Engine was derailed at the entrance to the goods yard.

Sources/Further Reading

  • Bath Chronicle and Herald, 22nd February 1930 (inquest)
  • Bath Chronicle and Herald, 30th November 1929

List of Fatalities

The 3 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
JENNINGS Henry John 57 Train driver 3 Lymore Ave, Bath, SOM Died of injuries. Family listed in newspaper article. 1930/Mar Bath 5c 696
LODER Sydney Jack 21 Railway clerk 4 Canterbury Road, Bath, SOM Hit by flying debris in the goods yard. Family listed in newspaper article. 1930/Mar Bath 5c 696
NORMAN Isaac John 58 Railway Inspector 48 West Avenue, Bath, SOM Hit by flying debris in the goods yard. Family listed in newspaper article. 1930/Mar Bath 5c 696