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Details of the Accident

Place Gidea Park
Date 2nd January 1947, 11.20 p.m.
Railway Company London & North Western Railway
No. of Fatalities 7
Cause of Accident Signal passed at danger
Description Driver passed signal at danger and collided with another train. Fog signalman may have been absent.

Sources/Further Reading

  • Steam World magazine, March 1995

List of Fatalities

3 of the 7 fatalities that have been identifed so far are listed in the table below together with brief notes on any other information found

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
UNKNOWN Railway fireman , Travelling home "on the cushions"
UNKNOWN LNER ganger , Travelling with wife and son.
UNKNOWN , Wife of LNER ganger.