PlaceBurton Salmon, West Riding of Yorkshire (1)
Date3 Oct, 1851, a.m.
Railway CompanyYork & North Midland Railway
No of Fatalities1
Cause of AccidentCollision
Brief description of eventsA heavy coke train was brought nearly to stand near Burton Salmon station. A light goods' train was following and the engine drive ran up to the coke train with the attention of giving it assistance. The goods train was travelling too fast, struck the guards van and drove over it, smashing it.
Source/Bibliography/Further ReadingYorkshire Gazette, 04 October 1851
GOWLAND; Thomas; Railway guard; 1851/Dec Pontefract 22 327