Railway Fatality at Wilstrop
On Monday 16th August 1875 the train left Harrogate station at 12.15 on route to York.
It was a short one consisting of half a dozen carriages proceeded safely as far as Hammerton, at which station speed was slackened in order for the pilot to get off at Skip Bridge, which spans the river Nidd between Hammerton and Marston stations………
…………The train going so slowly, and the couplers not breaking, the last carriage was violently overturned and fell onto the edge of the platform. The driver promptly stopped the train before the carriage had dragged many yards.
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