Accident Record (Non FR)

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This page is a record of accidents involving railways other than the FR, that have some published information, or has been directly taken from actual records of the railway held in the archives. It is also stated that some of the references used, have gleaned the information from multiple sources.

The table records accidents and incidents upto the suspension of operations of the FR, that is until 1946. It exists to provide appropriate links within this wiki, and the source of information. More detailed records exist on some entries, accessed by clicking on the date reference

Entries here also include incidents that were are not logged in official returns to authorities.

The information source is identified by the last 3/4 code letters of publication the data appears in, as used on the Reference Sources page. Additional info may come from other sources - to see this click on the date in column 2.

Dates are in format YYYY.MM.DD (all numeric) to keep in order. Where only a partial knowledge of the date exists then missing numbers replaced by xx

Entries marked (*) need more details

Accident List
Source Date Railway information
WH1/250 1878 NWNGR One collision between passenger trains
WH1/250 1878 NWNGR One passenger train derailment
WH1/250 1878 NWNGR One passenger injured
WH1/250 1878 NWNGR One Railway Servant killed by falling from engine on moving train
WH1/250 1883.02.24 NWNGR Derailment caused by drunken driver at Snowdon Ranger
WH1/250 1894 Jan-Mar NWNGR One passenger train derailment North Wales Narrow Gauge Railways
WH1/250 1896 Jan-Mar NWNGR One goods train derailment
WH1/250 1899 Jun-Dec NWNGR One goods train derailment
WH1/250 1901 Jun NWNGR passenger train derailment
WH1/250 1901 Sep NWNGR passenger train derailment
WH1/250 1901 Sep-Dec NWNGR One Railway Servant killed (cause classed as 'miscellaneous)
WH1/250 1902 Jun-Sep NWNGR passenger train derailment
WH1/250 1902 Jun-Sep NWNGR passenger train derailment
WH1/250 1902 Jun-Sep NWNGR passenger train derailment
WH1/250 1903 Mar-Jun NWNGR One passenger train derailment
WH1/250 1903 Mar-Jun NWNGR One Railway Servant injured
WH1/250 1903 Sep-Dec NWNGR One passenger train derailment
WH1/250 1906 Jan-Mar NWNGR One goods train derailment
WH1/250 1906 Jan-Mar NWNGR One passenger train derailment
ORA 1906.07.31 NWNGR Collision of coal truck with passenger train
WH1/250 1906 Sep-Dec NWNGR Collision between passenger & goods trains, one passenger injured
WH1/250 1907 Jan-Mar NWNGR One goods train derailment
WH1/250 1907 Mar-Jun NWNGR One Railway Servant injured whilst shunting
WH1/250 1907 Jun-Sep NWNGR One passenger train derailment
WH1/250 1907 Jun-Sep NWNGR One goods train derailment
WH1/250 1907 Sep-Dec NWNGR One coupling failure North Wales Narrow Gauge Railways
BTB 1923.06.13 WHR One bogie off rails on an up train
BTB 1923.06.19 WHR Bogie off rails between Hafod Ruffydd & Tyn-y-Coed on an up train
BTB 1923.06.23 WHR Engine trouble; train off rails at Pont Croesor on a down train
BTB 1923.06.30 WHR Engine off rails at station; coupling trouble on an up train
BTB 1923.09.17 WHR Train off the rails at river bridge (Bryn y Felin?) on a down train
BTB 1924.06.03 WHR Pickering carriage No.4; hot axlebox, woodwork on fire on an up train
BTB 1924.07.08 WHR Train off rails at Llyn (Quellyn Or Hafod??) on a down train
BTB 1924.07.19 WHR Train off rails at Hafod Ruffydd 1 open carriage on a down train
BTB 1928.07.02 WHR Train failed owing to faulty engine on a down train


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References[edit]

The above list is taken from various sources including:
IHJF = Johnson, Peter (2007). An Illustrated History of the Festiniog Railway. Hersham: Oxford Publishing Co. ISBN 0-860936-03-1. OCLC 180463433.

WH0 = Boyd, James I.C. (1972). Narrow Gauge Railways in South Caernarvonshire. Lingfield, Surrey, England: The Oakwood Press. ISBN 9780853611158. OCLC 707587.

WH1 = Boyd, James I.C. (1988). Narrow Gauge Railways in South Caernarvonshire, Vol. 1. Blandford: The Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-365-6.

WH2 = Boyd, James I.C. (1989). Narrow Gauge Railways in South Caernarvonshire, Vol. 2, The Welsh Highland Railway. Blandford: The Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-383-4.

FR2 = Boyd, James I.C. (1975) [1959]. The Festiniog Railway 1800 - 1974; Vol. 2 Locomotive and Rolling Stock and Quarry Feeders. Blandford: The Oakwood Press. ISBN 085361-168-8.

ORA = The reference quoted has been found in a trawl of an online archive located at The RailwayArchive. There may be further links available from there.

BTB = Beddgelert Train Book. A Record book to activity at Beddgelert, June 1st 1923 - 31st September 1928