Details of the Accident
|Place||Irk Valley Junction|
|Date||Saturday 15th August 1953, 7.40 a.m.|
|Railway Company||British Railways (London Midland Region)|
|No. of Fatalities||10|
|Cause of Accident||Collision|
|Description||The Manchester to Bury electric train struck a local steam train and the front coach plunged from the viaduct over the River Irk.|
- Backtrack, Vol 5, March/April 1991
List of Fatalities
2 of the 10 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|
|HALLS||Margaret E.||42||,||1953/Sep Manchester 10e 6|
|HARDMAN||Alfred||62||Train driver||,||Driver of the electric train. Alderman and former mayor of Bury||1953/Sep Manchester 10e 290|