Friday, April 21, 1899, Vol. 48, No. 13 The Newmarket Era Page 1, col. 7

Craigvale, April 14.—Conductor J. Quick and his brakeman, who occupied the van on a northbound freight train, had an exciting experience on Wednesday night. Shortly after the freight had passed this station the van jumped the track and pounded along on the rails for a half a mile before turning over into the ditch and taking two other cars with it. The conductor and brakeman had just jumped off when the upset took place. The van took fire and was burned in a few minutes, and also the clothing and valuables belonging to the crew. The bell rope did not tighten till the van toppled over, so, as the night was dark, the engineer and fireman did not know that anything was wrong until they looked back and saw the fire.

Railways: G.T.Ry.

Stations: Stroud