Runaway Wreckage at Clayton West Oct/17/1913

Although dated 17 October 1913, the only newspaper reference located during research was to an accident which occurred on 28 October when a goods train laden with coal from the Hillhouse Sidings (en route to Clayton West) accidentally decoupled near Lockwood.

The train consisted of around sixty waggons which were temporarily being shunted into the sidings at Lockwood. Around 30 waggons decoupled and smashed through the siding's buffer. The Lockwood No. 1 signal box was demolished, but the signalman (William G. Brackenbury of Newsome) was able to jump clear in the nick of time. A few of waggons fell down onto Swan Lane and several pedestrians had a narrow escape.


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tags:1910-19, 1913, Clayton West, Clayton West Branch Line, Photographs, Photographs: Monochrome, Railway Accidents
rights:Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
date added:31 March 2019

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