RAILWAY AND INDUSTRIAL HISTORY OF THE SOUTH WEST BLACK COUNTRY

 
 

 

 

 
1858
 
25 August 1858
Report following the tragic accident at Moor Street, Brierley Hill. 12 Dead.
26 August 1858
Full Report following Moor Street accident
27 August 1858
Improved hopes for survivors of accident
30 August 1858
The condiiton of the wounded
1 September 1858
Another death
2 September 1858
Inquest continues, while another injured passenger dies
2 September 1858
Letter to the editor - The state of the Oxford, Worcester & Wolverhapton Railway.
6 September 1858
Letters to the editor - Further debate on the state of the O.W.W.R.
8 September 1858
Inquest continues
15 September 1858
Inquest seems near its end
17 September 1858
Inquest adjourned following extraordinary event
1 October 1858
Inquest conclusion soon
2 October 1858
Work begins on incline to the High Street, creating new luggage station and serving Keep & Watkin, and J. Bradley & Company
10 October 1858
Inquest slates O.W.W.R. for poor management, and finds the guard guilty of manslaughter
16 October 1858
Board of Trade Accident Report into the Brierley Hill accident
"Decidedly the worst railway accident that has ever occured in this country" (pdf)
16 October 1858
O.W.W.R. accident at Chipping Camden