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
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