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Details of the Accident

Place Beattock Summit (south of)
Date Thursday 8th June 1950
Railway Company British Railways (Scottish Region)
No. of Fatalities 5
Cause of Accident Fire
Description 11 a.m. Birmingham to Glasgow Central caught fire. Investigation concluded that a lighted match or cigarette had been dropped, although some doubt has been expressed on the validity of this. It is also alleged that

Sources/Further Reading

  • Dumfries & Galloway Standard, 10th June 1950
  • Steam World magazine, June 1995

List of Fatalities

0 of the 5 fatalities that have been identifed so far are listed in the table below together with brief notes on 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