1911 01 20

1911 January 20th       Platelayers Cut Up

Shocking Accident on the South Western Railway

A shocking accident occurred on the London and South Western Railway shortly before noon on Thursday. A train from Portsmouth to Waterloo ran into a gang of platelayers at work outside Queen’s Road Station, Battersea, and before the train could be pulled up, three of the workmen were killed and two injured. The latter were removed to hospital.

A later telegram says a fourth death has occurred as a result of the accident, One of the men who was taken to the Anti-vivisection Hospital has succumbed to his injuries. The other man is not expected to survive.

It is said the platelayers, who were working near Queen’s Road Station stepped out of the way of a slow train and did not notice the approach of the fast up train which dashed into them.



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