PlaceArthington Junction, West Riding of Yorkshire
Date5 Nov, 1872, 9.07 p.m.
Railway CompanyNorth Eastern Railway
No of Fatalities1
Cause of AccidentCollision with empty wagon
Brief description of eventsAs the 8.35 p.m. passenger train from Leeds to Thirsk was leaving the station it struck an empty coal wagon, derailed and ran into and destroyed an old station building on the west of the line where a station watchman was having a meal with his wife and son. The wagon had ran out of a siding and should have been chocked.
Source/Bibliography/Further ReadingKnaresborough Post 09 November 1872
Leeds Mercury 08 November 1872
CLAPHAM; John; 43; Railway permanent way watchman (platelayer); Wife and son also in accident. Son of Henry Clapham, tailor of Newby.; Dec/1872 Wharfedale 9a 99