OP 5: A Christmas Railway Tragedy

by Chris Hobson (FHS Occasional Paper No 5)
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On Christmas Eve in 1874 a mother and her two children caught the train from Fairford station for a festive holiday in the West Midlands. Sadly, they never completed their journey. This occasional paper tells the story of one of the most dreadful accidents in British railway history.