1907 01 18

1907 January 18th        Chippenham – Railway Collision

Drivers and Passengers Injured

A goods train from Swindon ran into the 6.40 passenger train from Trowbridge at Thingley Junction on Wednesday evening with such force as to smash both engines and cause considerable damage to rolling stock. Burt, the driver of the goods train, was found pinned between the engine and the tender. He had received severe internal injuries, necessitating his removal to the Cottage Hospital at Chippenham, to which institution the driver of the passenger train and the guards of both trains were also taken, suffering from more or less serious injuries. Burt was also badly scalded about the face and arms. There were few passengers in the train. They were thrown against each other and received severe bruises. Miss Taylor, of Chippenham, one of the passengers, rendered valuable service in attending to the injured before the arrival of doctors. The wrecked goods waggons were piled up to a height of 50ft. Part of the wreckage took fire, but no serious damage was done in this way.



One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Lisa Ecclestone on April 7, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    The name of this driver was Robert Butt not Burt. I know because he was my great great grandfather 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s