PlaceArmitage, Staffordshire (1)
Date22 Mar, 1899, midnight
Railway CompanyLondon & North Western Railway
No of Fatalities1
Cause of AccidentCollision
Brief description of eventsA goods train from Manchester to Southampton left Stafford about 11 p.m. and was followed by another goods train from Phillips Park, Manchester for London. A draw-bar on the Southampton train gave way and 36 wagons became detached and where then hit by the following train for London.
Source/Bibliography/Further ReadingLichfield Mercury, 24th March 1899
The Times, 22nd March 1899
WOLFE; William; 27; Locomotive fireman; Rugby; NTH; 1899/Jun Lichfield 6b 292