1879

Railway accidents on the 


L.B.S.C.R.


Forest Hill 27th February 1879

Brighton 26th May 1879


On the 26th May, 1879, Brighton Driver John Howells working engine No. 296 'Osborne' had a lucky escape when in charge of the 8.30 a.m. ex-Hayward Heath, which was formed of seven decrepit four-wheelers and a brake van. At the entrance to Brighton station No. 296 Osborne was travelling at 20 to 25 M.P.H., and could not be stopped before hitting the buffers, because Driver Howells had not discovered earlier that, although the engine carried the usual Westinghouse fittings, all the carriages were unbraked. Owning to the lightness of the train, the engine hand brake had been employed at all previous stations and it was only when attempting to make up a two minute loss by a smart platform stop at Brighton that disaster struck. Seventeen passengers complained of bruising, but no one was seriously injured on account of the train being so crowded that little space was available for individuals to be flung about. 

Railway accidents on the 


L.B.S.C.R.


from http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk



London Bridge 7th July 1879


Crystal Palace 2nd September 1879


PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN 


BOILER EXPLOSION AT LEWES 27th SEPTEMBER 1879




Lewes 27th September 1879 

Involving New Cross Driver William Rookwood & Fireman 

Wheatley 

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Stewart’s Lane 18th October 1879


Railway accidents on the 


L.B.S.C.R.


London Bridge 1st November 1879

Epsom Town 12th November 1879

East Croydon 22nd December 1879

May be an image of train and railroad

PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN


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