'Benton' Loco - Stanley Pit Disaster

  • Description

    "Benton" loco and miners beside it. The photograph bears the caption "Stanley Pit disaster", Benton", but it is possible that, apart from being photographed at the same time, the loco hasn't anything to do with the disaster. 0-4-0 Barclay saddle tank. Two of the men are holding shunting poles. The West Stanley pit disaster was caused by an explosion and claimed the lives of 168 men and boys. You can read more about it http://www.dmm.org.uk/reports/4788-01.htm" >here. Date: 1909 Photo Number: 6526 From the http://www.beamishcollections.com/" >Beamish Collections.
  • Owner

    Beamish Museum
  • Source

    Beamish (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? All Rights Reserved (Seek permission to reuse)
  • Further information

    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/36275059@N02/4837448315/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 6 years, 1 month ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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