Railway Times (31/Dec/1870) - London and North Western
London and North Western.
At the Huddersfield Police Court, on Tuesday, three men were committed for trial on a charge of causing an obstruction on the railway, at the Slaithwaite station. It appears that, contrary to orders, they removed a waggon laden with stone from a siding on to the main line with the intention of running it into another siding; but before they pot the waggon out of the way, a through goods train, from Leeds to Liverpool, came up and ran into it, throwing it off the metals, and killing the horse on the spot. Two or three of the waggons of the luggage train were also thrown off the line.