PlaceLichfield Trent Valley, Staffordshire (1)
Date1 Jan, 1946, 6.58 p.m.
Railway CompanyLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
No of Fatalities20
Cause of AccidentPoints failure
Brief description of eventsDuring icy conditions, local train diverted into platform loop to allow fast freight to pass on through line. Points were frozen and still set for platform loop. Freight train ran into rear of local train. 7 of the fatalities died later in hospital of their injuries.
Source/Bibliography/Further ReadingLichfield Mercury 08 March 1946
Nottingham Evening Post 04 January 1946
Steam World magazine, January 1996
Tamworth Herald 12 January 1946
Western Daily Press 07 January 1946
ADAM; Ian D.; 13; Preston; LAN; 1946/Mar Lichfield 6b 471
ADAM; Mabel V.; 44; Preston; LAN; Aunt of Gillian Owen. ; 1950/Dec Wigton 1a 197
ADAMS; William G.; 39; Sutton Grove, Mile Oak, Tamworth; STS; Wife Dorothy, daughter Janet (3).; 1946/Mar Lichfield 6b 468
ALLISON; Mark; 46; CUL; 1946/Mar Lichfield 6b 470
ASPIN; Stanley V.; 25; Preston; LAN; 1946/Mar Lichfield 6b 469
CHITTY; David; 2; London; LND; 1946/Mar Lichfield 6b 469
JOHNSON; George J.; 22; Seaman; Blackpool; LAN; 1946/Mar Lichfield 6b 468
JORDAN; Kenneth; 19; Army Private; Leicester; LEI; 1946/Mar Lichfield 6b 470
LEE; Frances; 41; Coventry; WAR; Husband Harold and unnamed son also died ; 1946/Mar Lichfield 6b 471
LEE; Harold; 37; Coventry; WAR; Wife Frances and unnamed son also died.; 1946/Mar Lichfield 6b 469
LEE; Unknown; 3; Coventry; WAR; Died with parents Harold and Frances; 1946/Mar Lichfield 6b 470
LITTLEWOOD; Agnes E.; 49; Leicester; LEI; Died with husband John A.; 1946/Mar Lichfield 6b 471
LITTLEWOOD; John A.; 49; Leicester; LEI; Died with wife Agnes E.; 1946/Mar Lichfield 6b 471
LOVELL; Henry (Harry); 19; Army Private; Nuneaton; WAR; 1946/Mar Lichfield 6b 468a
OWEN; Gillian; 9; Coventry; WAR; Niece of Mabel ADAM; 1946/Mar Lichfield 6b 470
PARRY; James W.; 23; Army Corporal; Ashby-de-la-Zouch; LEI; 1946/Mar Lichfield 6b 470
RYAN; Theresa M.; 19; Preston; LAN; 1946/Mar Lichfield 6b 469
SHENTON; Ethel; 45; Stoke-on-Trent; STS; 1946/Mar Lichfield 6b 471
TURNER; Marie J.; 22; Leicester; LEI; 1946/Mar Lichfield 6b 469
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