Day Log/1901-10-07

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On 4th October, 1901, a derailment on the Festiniog Railway.

Newspapers[edit]

Over following days and weeks, newspapers reported the same accident:

  • 1901-Oct-07: Evening Express newspaper. [1] [2] [3]
  • 1901-Oct-11: North Wales Express. [4]
  • 1901-Oct-11: Llandudno Advertiser. [5]
  • 1901-Oct-12: Weekly Mail. [6]
  • 1901-Nov-22: The Cambrian News and Merionethshire Standard. [7]

The accident occurred a few days before, and this seems to be on Friday 4th October, 1901. A full accident report is available as Day Log/1901-10-04

The accident was a derailment, and occurred near Plas Tan-Y-Bwlch the residence, not to be confused with Tan y Bwlch the railway station.

Blockquote (Evening Express) (as scanned)[edit]

m » â� 1 â� â� # Alarming Railway Accident near Festiniog. An accident which, miraculously, was not attended with fatal results occurred on the Festiniog Narrow-gauge Railway on Friday night not far from Tanybwlch. the Welsh residence of Mr. Oakeley, the Quiirry King. Shortly after leaving tha Duallt Tunnel the 6.15 train from Festiniog, containing eome twenty passengers, was aerailed' in rounding i a curve. The whole train slid off on the pre- cipice side of the line, iiuxd came within two inehea of falling over the cliff, a distance of over 50ft. The, derailment. is ascribed to a! gradual widening of the gauge, which nor- J mally 1* 1ft, UJln. (unreadable)]

Blockquote (Evening Express) (as cleaned)[edit]

  • the extract cleaned up.

Alarming Railway Accident near Festiniog. An accident which, miraculously, was not attended with fatal results occurred on the Festiniog Narrow-gauge Railway on Friday night not far from Tanybwlch, the Welsh residence of Mr. Oakeley, the Quarry King. Shortly after leaving the Duallt Tunnel the 6.15 train from Festiniog, containing some twenty passengers, was derailed in rounding a curve. The whole train slid off on the precipice side of the line, and came within two inches of falling over the cliff, a distance of over 50ft. The derailment is ascribed to a gradual widening of the gauge, which normally is 1ft. 11½in. (uncertain).

Blockquote (Weekly Mail) (as scanned)[edit]

ALARMING RAILWAY ACCIDENT NEAR FESTINIOG. An accident which, miraculously, was not attended with fatal results occurred on the Feetiniog Narrow-gauge Railway on Friday night not far from Tanybwlch, the Welsh residence of Mr. Oakeley, the Quarry King. Shortly after leaving the Duallt Tunnel the 6.15 train from Festiniog, containing some twenty passengers, was derailed in rounding a curve. The whole train slid off on the pre- cipice side of the line, and came withm two inches of falling over the cliff, a distanca of over 50ft. The derailment is ascribed to a gradual widening of the gauge, which nor- mally is 1ft, lliin.

Blockquote (Weekly Mail) (as cleaned)[edit]

ALARMING RAILWAY ACCIDENT NEAR FESTINIOG. An accident which, miraculously, was not attended with fatal results occurred on the Feetiniog Narrow-gauge Railway on Friday night not far from Tanybwlch, the Welsh residence of Mr. Oakeley, the Quarry King. Shortly after leaving the Duallt Tunnel the 6.15 train from Festiniog, containing some twenty passengers, was derailed in rounding a curve. The whole train slid off on the precipice side of the line, and came within two inches of falling over the cliff, a distance of over 50ft. The derailment is ascribed to a gradual widening of the gauge, which normally is 1ft. 11½in.

Blockquote (Llandudno Advertiser) (as scanned)[edit]

Railway Accident near Festiniog. An alarming accident occurred on the Festiniog narrow gauge railway, near Tany- bwlch, on Friday night. Shortly after leaving the tunnel, the 0 15 train from Festiniog, con- taining some 20 passengers, got derailed in r rounding a curve. The whole train slid off 051" the precipice side of the line, and came withfii a short distance of falling over the cliff. A message was telephoned to Portmadoc, -v the other terminus, for a train to take the pas- sengers, and the latter reached their Westina- tion some three hours' lajte. The derailment is ascribed to a gradual widening of flie gauge, which normanly is 1ft. 11* in. Jfee gangers were at work all night, but were unable to get the line clear on Saturday morning. The stop page of traffic caused considerable incon- venience. Eat Edwards' Biead, jtfie food par excellence for the million.

Blockquote (Llandudno Advertiser) (as cleaned)[edit]

Railway Accident near Festiniog. An alarming accident occurred on the Festiniog narrow gauge railway, near Tanybwlch, on Friday night. Shortly after leaving the tunnel, the 6.15 train from Festiniog, containing some 20 passengers, got derailed in rounding a curve. The whole train slid off 05ft. the precipice side of the line, and came within a short distance of falling over the cliff. A message was telephoned to Portmadoc, the other terminus, for a train to take the passengers, and the latter reached their destination some three hours' late. The derailment is ascribed to a gradual widening of the gauge, which normally is 1ft. 11½ in. Five gangers were at work all night, but were unable to get the line clear on Saturday morning. The stoppage of traffic caused considerable inconvenience. Eat Edwards' bread, jtfie food par excellence for the million.

Blockquote (North Wales Express) (as scanned)[edit]

Railway Accident near Festlniog J An alarming accident occurred on the Fes- tiniog narrow gauge railway, i < ar Tanyi^wl' h, on Friday night. Shortly after leaving the tunnel, the 6.15 train from Festiniog, con- taining some 20 passengers, got derailed in rounding a curve. The whole train slid off on the precipice side of the line, and came with- in a short distance of falling over the cliff. A message was telephoned to Portmadoc, the other terminus, for a train to take the passen- gers, and the latter reached their "tTestioiation some three hours' late. The derailment is ascribed to a gradual widening of the gauge, which normally is 1ft. Illin. The gangers were at work all night, but were unable to get the line clear on Saturday morning. The stoppage of traffic caused. considerable incon- venience. 0S0

Blockquote (North Wales Express) (as cleaned)[edit]

Railway Accident near Festiniog. An alarming accident occurred on the Festiniog narrow gauge railway, near Tanybwlch, on Friday night. Shortly after leaving the tunnel, the 6.15 train from Festiniog, containing some 20 passengers, got derailed in rounding a curve. The whole train slid off on the precipice side of the line, and came with in a short distance of falling over the cliff. A message was telephoned to Portmadoc, the other terminus, for a train to take the passengers, and the latter reached their destination some three hours' late. The derailment is ascribed to a gradual widening of the gauge, which normally is 1ft. 11½in. The gangers were at work all night, but were unable to get the line clear on Saturday morning. The stoppage of traffic caused considerable inconvenience.

Problems[edit]

  • The citation for the above blockquote text is faulty.
  • Need to search for "Festiniog Railway curve radius" in NLW
  • Not sure if FR gauge is
    • Normal on straight and "gentle" curves : 1ft 11¼in.
    • Widened on "sharp curves" : 1ft 11½in.
  • What day of week is 1901-10-07. Need online calculator. The preceding day of accident where accident occurred would be known, and Day Log date could be corrected.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AlarmingRailwayAccidentnearFestiniog - Evening Express". Walter Alfred Pearce (faulty). 1901-10-07. Retrieved 2015-11-15.
  2. ^ "Alarming Railway Accident near Festiniog - Evening Express". Walter Alfred Pearce (still faulty despite extra spaces.). 1901-10-07. Retrieved 2015-11-15.
  3. ^ "Alarming Railway Accident near Festiniog - Evening Express". Walter Alfred Pearce (works OK after editing). 1901-10-07. Retrieved 2015-11-15.
  4. ^ "RailwayAccidentnearFestlniogJ - The North Wales Express". Robert Wiliams. 1901-10-11. Retrieved 2015-11-17.
  5. ^ "RailwayAccidentnearFestiniog - Llandudno Advertiser and List of Visitors". A.G. Pugh. 1901-10-11. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  6. ^ "ALARMINGRAILWAYACCIDENTNEARFESTINIOG - Weekly Mail". Henry Mackenzie Thomas. 1901-10-12. Retrieved 2015-11-15.
  7. ^ "THERECENTACCIDENTONTHEFESTINIOGRAILWAY - The Cambrian News and Merionethshire Standard". John Askew Roberts, Edward Woodall & Richard Henry Venables. 1901-11-22. Retrieved 2015-11-15.

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