Crash at Gomshall, Surrey - 2nd World War?

Discussion in 'Railway History & Nostalgia' started by Alant, 4 Sep 2010.

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  1. Alant

    Alant New Member

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    My Uncle was a fireman on the Southern Railway. I have a photograph of a smashed up locomotive. The story that has been past down to me over the years is roughly as follows: My Uncle was on the footplate of a freight train, carrying shells in a southern direction through Gomshall station. I am lead to believe an express passenger train was given priority and my Uncle's train was diverted off the main line and crashed into a siding at Gomshall. I have trawled the internet and can only find a record of a crash at Gomshall in 1904. This has lead to me questioning the story behind the photo I have in my possession. If anyone has any information on the authenticty of this accident I would love to hear from them, and if there is a possible line of investigation I will download a copy of the photo to aid any research.
     
  2. Wyvern

    Wyvern Established Member

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    It could have been hushed up as a lot things were that might possibly cause public concern. (I'm assuming the second world war)

    You might have to go to the village and look for some inhabitants in their seventies or up.
     
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