PlacePontypridd Coke Ovens, Glamorganshire (1)
Date23 Jan, 1911, 9:48 am
Railway CompanyTaff Vale Railway
No of Fatalities12
Cause of AccidentCollision
Brief description of eventsThe 09:10 from Treherbert to Cardiff passenger train heading towards Pontypridd railway station, carrying roughly 100 people on board, rounded the bend at Gyfeillion Lower signal box with a clear signal ahead. The train collided with a stationary coal train that was using the same line. Rear-end collision between passenger train and a mineral train caused by error by signaller
Source/Bibliography/Further ReadingThe Spectator, 28 January 1911, p19
GEORGE; Thomas; 58; South Wales Miners' Federation
GOULD; George; 55; Railway guard; died later of injuries
HARRIS; Thomas; 39; South Wales Miners' Federation
HODGES; Thomas I.; 9; Ferndale; GLA; Son of Thomas J.
HODGES; Thomas J.; 34; Ferndale; GLA; Father of Thomas I.
JENKINS; Hannah; 18; Apprentice dressmaker; Case law Taff Vale Railway Co. v. Jenkins (1913) AC 1
MORGAN; William H.; 46; South Wales Miners' Federation
POWELL; William L.; 60; Calvinistic Methodist minister of Caerphilly
~4 other fatalities