Monday 11 May 2015
Yorkshire Telegraph and Star 1st November 1913
Engine Driver Killed by Express.
A terrible accident occurred on the Great Central Railway last evening, as a result of which William Shenton (56), of 105, Vale Road. Parkwood Springs, Shefﬁeld, an engine-driver in the employ of the Company, lost his life. It appears that shortly after 5.30 pm. deceased left the engine which he had been driving, and was walking on the permanent way on his way home. When near Bridgehouses, he was knocked down by the Liverpool to Sheffield express. He was thrown violently against in stone wall at the side of the railroad, and shockingly injured. Help was soon forthcoming. The Fire Brigade ambulance was telephoned for, and he was removed with all speed to the Sheffield Royal Infirmary where it was found that he had sustained fractured skull and fractured ribs. Despite medical aid, he expired shortly after admission. Deceased tragic end is greatly regretted by his fellow workmen, by whom he was held in high esteem.