PlaceNewton Abbot , Devonshire (1)
Date23 Apr, 1929,
Railway CompanyGreat Western Railway
No of Fatalities1
Cause of AccidentCollision
Brief description of eventsA passenger train from Plymouth to Newton Abbot crashed into the rear of a goods train which was being shunted into a siding to clear the line. The force of the collision drove the goods train into a truck containing a heavy travelling crane in charge of the victim.
Source/Bibliography/Further ReadingAberdeen Journal, 24 April 1929
YABSLEY; Edgar G.; 53; Crane driver; Newton Abbot; DEV; 1929/Jun Newton A 5b 157