SE1825 : Artwork and seat at the railway bridge, Westgate, Cleckheaton

taken 12 years ago, near to Cleckheaton, Kirklees, Great Britain

Artwork and seat at the railway bridge, Westgate, Cleckheaton
Artwork and seat at the railway bridge, Westgate, Cleckheaton
The plaque reads:
A Roar like Thunder
On the evening of 22 June 1928 seven coal wagons plunged off this railway bridge into Westgate.
A coal train was being shunted into sidings to make way for the London Express. A coupling broke and the wagons ran away making a sound like a 'fearful roll of thunder'.
They crashed through the buffers and landed on the butcher's shop that stood here, flattening it. Miraculously no-one was injured, but the cloud of coal dust turned several people 'black as ink'.
Spen Valley Civic Society cleaned this bridge and tidied this corner, funded by Biffaward and Kirklees M.C.
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Wednesday, 11 January, 2006   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 12 January, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 189 252 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:43.3720N 1:42.9032W
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