Death On The Lines
With reference to an incident on the
railway at Mow Cop 1858
"It was reported to the Committee
that a carter named Thomas Eggerton had been accidentally killed at Ackult's
(Ackers) level crossong near Congleton while attempting to cross the railway
in the face of a approaching passenger train on the morning of the 11th inst.
It appeared that the man in question had bought a load of coal to the gatekeeper's
house at the crossing, and having disposed of the coals, had taken his horse
and cut across the line and then returned to the line, and then returned to
the house where he remained for a short time, and on leaving, a train come
up, he ran out, and in trying to get across was killed."
|Article taken from the Congleton Chronicle|