1940 to 1949

On 20th April 1942, an out of control mineral train came off the rails at South Pelaw Junction resulting in the deaths of the driver and fireman of the locomotive.  The photos below show the aftermath of the accident, a full report of which can be found here.

Aftermath of an accident at South Pelaw Junction on 20 April 1942. Photo copyright Beamish Museum

Aftermath of an accident at South Pelaw Junction on 20 April 1942. Photo copyright Beamish Museum