Railway disaster, Thorpe 1874: rescuing casualties

#Picture Number TR125

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the railway disaster at Thorpe, Norfolk in 1874. Rescuers are carrying casualties from a jumbled mass of crushed carriages and trying to clear the wreckage. After two trains collided head-on, the driver and fireman of both locomotives were killed along with 22 passengers. Many passengers were severely injured.


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