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RAILWAY COLLISION AT OHESTEK. A BRAKESMAN KILLED. The long immunity from serious railway acci- dents which Chester has enjoyed was unfortu- ntely broken on Thursday, when a collision, at- tended by the loss of one life. occuried near tho Hoole bridge. The passenger train leaving Bir- kenhead at 7.5 a.m. and dU2 at Chester at 7.50 was slowly running off the Birkenhead line into the Creat Western bay, and when crossing No. 4 junction !-an into an engine and brake-van which wcr:, standing foul of the incoming line. The impact. notwithstanding that the passenger tram had slowed down. was very violent and tho tv o engines and front carriage of tho passenger train left the rails. The nun killed was Thomas Cowap, a, sir.gio man living at 19 Brook-lane Cottages. Chester. He was a brakesman a; ting as guard to the ballast train, and it is believed that he was staua.ng on the step ot n.s engine ana was tnrown off and klled instantaneously. Ho was not run over, but his neck apparently was broken by the terrible forco with which he was hurled to ths ground. The driver of the passenger train, a niaii named Tomlinson and who residop. in Wes- ley-road Higher Tranmere recognised that. a collision was inevitable, and he jumped from his engine, v -th the result, that he was severely shaken and bruised. H: was removed to the In- firmary and is now going on well. The chnv'-r and ifreman of the ballast engine were slightly injured, as also were the driver of the passenger train, ;.nd a permanent way ganger named Tweedale, who wa." in the ballast van. The fireman of the passenger train remained on the engine, and miraculously c-scaped injury The passengers were naturally much alarmed by the collision, and were severely ohaken. A gentleman who was in tuR first-class carriage says he was jerked about the carriage, and other passengers tell a similar story Happily, none of them seem to ha.ve sustained injuries of any gravity. Mrs. Luke Roberts, of Mollington, had a leg hurt, and was sent home. in a cab. Miss Jones, of Rose Farm, Mollington, was shaken rather badly, and Mrs. Da vies, of Ellesmere Port, v/as also slightly shaken, but was able to proceed to Wrexham. The two engines were preatly damaged. The buffers of the ballast engine and the planking behind were smashed, and the buffers of the passenger train were very much twisted. The permanent way was considerably damaged, and traffic waS seriously disorganised. London and I North Western and Great Western braak-down gangi were quickly on the spot, and by 11-30 the line was cleared. Meanwhile, the Birkenhead and Holyhead trains had been worked on a single loop, and the goods traffic was stopped. The news of the accident spread with remarkable rapidity, and at first it was feared that the conse- quences were very serious. In response to telephone calls by Mr. Marrs. Drs Butt. Archer,, Lees, Taylor and Henry Dooie were quickly on the scene, but luckily there was very little need for their services. Their arrival had been preceded-by that of Mr. Entwistle. district superintendent of the London and North Western Railway, his assistant, Mr, Bailey, Mi-. Paxton, Great Western superin- tendent, Mr. Marrs, stationDiaster, and Mr. Latabert, assistant stationmaster. Under theii guidance the chaos was speedily reduced to order The inquest on Cowap was opened by the city coroner (Mr. Brassev) yesterday (Friday) afternoon.

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