PlaceAbbots Ripton, Huntingdonshire
Date21 Jan, 1876,
Railway CompanyGreat Northern Railway
No of Fatalities14
Cause of AccidentCollision due to signal failure
Brief description of eventsA signal was frozen in the clear position and passed by a coal train that was due to be shunted into a siding to allow the passage of an express train. After the coal train was stopped by the signalman, it was run into by the following express train, the Flying Scotsman. This was then subsequently hit by the Kings Cross to Leeds express train.
Source/Bibliography/Further Readingn/k
ALLGOOD, Mr. D.H.
ALLGOOD, Mr. J.C.
ALLGOOD, Mrs. J.
BOUCICAULT, William Dion, 20, 1876/Mar Huntingdon 3b 175
BURDON-SANDERSON, Margaret Isabella (Miss), 25, 1876/Mar Huntingdon 3b 175
BURDON-SANDERSON, Miss Elizabeth Haldane, 27, 1876/Mar Huntingdon 3b 175
FOSBERRY, Miss
FOSBERRY, Miss S.
FOSBERRY, Mrs.
JOLLIFFE, Benjamin, 32, 1876/Mar Huntingdon 3b 175
MURE, Thomas, 35, 1876/Mar Huntingdon 3b 175
NOBLE, Herbert Westerman, 19, 1876/Mar Huntingdon 3b 175
SANDERSON, James
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