RAILWAY AND INDUSTRIAL HISTORY OF THE SOUTH WEST BLACK COUNTRY

 
 

 

 

 

County Express
incorporating
BRIERLEY HILL, STOURBRIDGE, KIDDERMINSTER & DUDLEY NEWS
SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE & EAST WORCESTERSHIRE CHRONICLE


Vol. 1, No. 46 ] SATURDAY, 16th.., NOVEMBER, 1867 [ Price 1d.

"COLLISION ON THE STOURBRIDGE RAILWAY:- A collision occurred at Mid-day on Monday, at the Smethwick Junction of the Stourbridge Railway, between two passenger trains, the one from Snow Hill, and the other from New Street Station, Birmingham. It is customary for London and North-Western trains from Birmingham to stop short at the Smethwick Junction Station, and the carriages are then attached to the trains from Snow Hill, and proceed to their destination. The Snow Hill train which leaves Birmingham at 12.10 at noon, just at the time it arrived at the points where the London and North-Western carriages are shunted, was run into by the New Street train, which properly should have drawn up clear of this point. The engines both reached the same point at the same moment, and came into violent collision with each other. The trains fortunately came to a stand before the passenger carriages could get into the same proximity as the engines, but their occupants were greatly alarmed; none however, were injured. The engines were much damaged, and they were thrown across the road so as to block the down line of the Stourbridge Railway and the branch to the London and North-Western line. It was some two or three hours before the line was cleared.

 


 

"SHOCKING ACCIDENT AT WOLVERHAMPTON:- On Wednesday night, a shocking accident happened at the London and North-Western Railway Station, Wolverhampton. On the arrival of the train which leaves Liverpool at seven o'clock, and is due in Wolverhampton at 10.25, a person from Birmingham, and who is a regular attendant at the Wolverhampton cattle market, as, it is thought, a saleman in the pig trade, ran from the down platform across the line at the north end of the station just as the train was coming in. The engine knocked him down, and he was dragged beneath it for some distance. When the train had stopped he was found entangled in a portion of the machinery beneath the engine, one leg off, the other fractured, and suffering also internal injuries. He was conveyed to South Staffordshire Hospital, where, when this was written, he gradually sinking. He is supposed to be one McSheay, late of No.6 Court, Bartholomew Street, Birmingham.