Friday 22 May 2015

Richard Shenton 1857-1923 Reading Mercury 7 April 1900

Reading Mercury 7 April 1900

On the Great Central Railway at Smithies, near Barnsley, an express goods train has been wrecked and the driver and fireman were injured. The engine left the rails, and many waggons mounted the engine, forming a confused mass of wreckage to the height of about 25ft., completely blocking all lines. The driver, Richard Shenton, and the fireman, Bernard Outram, of Staveley, were buried for about an hour, and when recovered were found to be badly injured. Outram died at the Beckett Hospital, Barnsley, on Saturday.

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