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John Morgan (2)

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1840 Railway engine driver for the locomotive Globe on the Stockton and Darlington Railway and later for the William IV

1834 November. He had a narrow escape when a colleague James Cleasby took the engine out and hit a block of wood deliberately placed on the line with the intention of derailing the engine and killing him. Cleasby died and the perpetrator was never caught.

1875 Alive

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Sources of Information

  • Timothy Hackworth and the Locomotive by Robert Young. Published 1923.