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Hopkinstown 1911 By David Carpenter

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A study of the devastating 1911 train disaster.

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Hopkinstown 1911: A Welsh Railway Disaster by David Carpenter

Monday 23 January 1911 was a typical grey, damp morning and seemed like any other to the passengers who hurried on to the 9.10 train from Treherbert. But approximately forty minutes later the train collided with a stationary mineral train and the scene became one of devastation. The train disaster which occurred on that fateful day in January shocked not only the mining communities of both valleys, but also a large area of the South Wales Coalfield. Many of the passengers from a nearby train offered what assistance they could by helping people from the wrecked coaches and cranes worked all day to clear the wreckage, but twelve people died that day, and many more were injured.

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Table of Contents

Introduction; References; The disaster and its victims; The aftermath; Details of the victims; The funerals of the victims; The inquest; The final outcome; Appendices: The train disaster of 1878; The cutting today

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Hopkinstown 1911: A Welsh Railway Disaster by David Carpenter
David Carpenter
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The History Press Ltd
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