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Details of the Accident

Place Carstairs
Date 10th February 1930,
Railway Company London Midland & Scottish Railway
No. of Fatalities 1
Cause of Accident Steam tube failure
Description LMS6399 Fury was an experimental high pressure locomotive designed in collaboration of the Superheater Company and was on trials from Polmadie depot in Scotland. The boiler pressure was noted to be low and just before coming to a stop at Carstairs, there was a huge explosion. A tube in the high pressure circuit ring had split. The escaping steam blew out the contents of the boiler through the open firebox door, hitting the victim with the full force of the blast.

Sources/Further Reading

  • UK Heritage Hub, issue 49 (January 2015)

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) or Statutory Register (Scotland) reference where this has been identified.

Surname First Names Age Occupation Residence Notes GRO/SR Reference
SCHOFIELD Lewis Representative of the Superheater Company , Died of injuries.