PlaceSowerby Bridge, West Riding of Yorkshire (1)
Date18 Sep, 1847, p.m.
Railway CompanyLancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company
No of Fatalities2
Cause of AccidentDerailment
Brief description of eventsThe last carriage of the 1 p.m. Manchester to Leeds train derailed whilst travelling over a broken rail and struck a bridge.
Source/Bibliography/Further ReadingHalifax Courier, 30 December 2010
The Times, 18 Sep 1847 p6
GILLARD; Louis; Superintendent of the telegraph; 1847/Sep Halifax 22 191
WESTON; William Roper; Surveyor-General of Customs; Marlborough Place; SRY; Married no children; 1847/Sep Halifax 22 191