RAILWAY ACCIDENT AT DUNHAM. 0|1904-01-27|The Chester Courant and Advertiser for North Wales - Welsh Newspapers Online
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RAILWAY ACCIDENT AT DUNHAM. 0 COW DERAILS A TRAIN. A somewhat alarming accident, involving con- siderable damage to rolling stock and the per- manent way, occurred on the railway close to Dunham Hill Station on Tuesday night. The night was very foggy, and the drovers of a large herd of cattle that were being taken to the station in order to be sent away by rail soon found diffi. culty in managing their charges. By the time the station was reached the animals had become rather wild, and one of them, a eaw, broke loose and strayed on to the rails. Before it could be secured again a fast goods train from Warringto.) to Chester, consisting of about 50 wagons drawn by two engines, drove up. The front engine ran into the unfortuate animal and carried it quite 100 yards down the line, and then passed over it, as did also the second engine and four wagons. The fifth wagon, on rising over the carcase, which had become jammed in the points, was thrown off the rails, with the result that about 24 more wagons suffered in a similar way. Very considerable damage was done, and several of the wagons are oast repair. Both lines were blocked, and the breakdo-vn gangs from Chester and Warrington were quickly on the scene. One line was cleared by nine o'clock on Wednesday morning, and an hour later single line working was commenced. but the two lines were not open to traffic until two o'clock in the afternoon. Meanwhile all passenger traffic from Manchester and Liverpool and inter- mediate stations to Chester had to be sent via Helsby and Hooton, and vice versa. The cow, of course, was killed, but, fortunately, the engine- drivers, stokers and guard escaped unhurt.

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