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Notice: Burch And Rose’s Talk On Local Railway Accidents, May 27

Published on: 15 May, 2021
Updated on: 15 May, 2021

Railway enthusiasts and local history fans will enjoy Geoff Burch and David Rose’s new illustrated talk, Railway Accidents and Incidents, which they are giving online via Zoom on Thursday, May 27, at 7.30pm.

The talk features incidents on the line in and around Guildford from 1892 to 1976.

This chapter of accidents and crashes includes the divided train incident at Chilworth, which today is remembered by a topiary called Jessie’s Seat; the tunnel collapse at St Catherine’s due to a leaking water pipe; a troop train crash at Gomshall in 1904; the heroes of the burning ammunition train at Tongham during the Second World War and also the tanker train fire at Shalford; runaway trains into Guildford station in the 1950s, an unfortunate collision just before rush hour in 1976; and more….

A taste of what’s in store in Geoff Burch and David Rose’s illustrated talk, Railway Accidents and Incidents, which they are giving online via Zoom on Thursday, May 27, at 7.30pm. Click to enlarge in a new window.

Retired railwayman Geoff Burch was a train driver and later a driver instructor. In telling these stories he will explain how and why the incidents occurred and any safety procedures than came into force afterwards.

David Rose will be adding lots of extra local history details to these fascinating but unfortunate tales.

It costs just £5 to join the talk.

To book, send an email to davidrosemedia@gmail.com

David will reply with payment details (bank transfer or cheque) and once payment has been received you will be emailed with the Zoom log in details a few days ahead of the talk on May 27.

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