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The steam locomotive called, 'Sultan.' Photo from the publication called, 'Broad Gauge' published by Wild Swan Publications

Train crash at Shrivenham in 1848

This rather shocking train crash that occurred on the line close to Shrivenham Station was quite early in the railway era. The station had only opened eight years before and all the trains at that time were running on the, 'broad gauge' lines. The steam locomotive called, 'Sultan' was involved in the disaster - a terrible series of events.

To read a newspaper article on the events and a transcript of the public enquiry, please go HERE

To read a transcript of the newspaper article covering the trial of those deemed responsible for the accident, please go HERE

 

  • Year:
    1848
  • Place:
    Shrivenham
  • Ref:
    Online only
  • Item Ref:
    N860
  • Find it:
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