RAILWAY AND INDUSTRIAL HISTORY OF THE SOUTH WEST BLACK COUNTRY

 
 

 

 

 

The Advertiser
AND BRIERLEY-HILL AND STOURBRIDGE GAZETTE


SATURDAY, 16th., OCTOBER, 1858

ANOTHER ACCIDENT ON THE OXFORD, WORCESTER AND WOLVERHAMPTON RAILWAY.—The Oxford, Worcester, and Wolverhampton train arriving at Chipping Camden Junction at 6.10 on Tuesday evening was run into by the Chipping Norton engine. It appears that the Chipping Norton engine came in contact with the train arriving from Worcester, upsetting one of the carriages and throwing two others off the rails. Five or six persons were in the carriage that was turned over, but not one of them was injured; their escape can only be attributed to the slow pace the Worcester train was coming in at the time, and immediate application of the break by the engineer of the Chipping Norton train. After a delay of three hours the train proceeded, and arrived (by special engine) from Bletchley, in London at 1.30 Wednesday morning.

Chipping Norton Junction is attended by one man, who always seems steady and industrious, and who performs the combined duties of clerk, porter, and station-master.