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    Default Railway Accident on Glasgow - Oban Railway

    My gg grandfather James Ure Campbell born 27*June 1838 in Ferintosh, Ross-shire, Scotland was involved in an industrial accident in 1876, while working as a ganger foreman on the construction of the Glasgow - Oban railway. As a result of the accident he was blinded and lived until 1901. His life story was written by a minister in Inverness some years later.

    Despite trawling through the newspaper archives I haven't been able to find any report of this accident. Any help would be appreciated.

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    I typed in "1876 ganger foremen on the construction of the Glasgow and Oban rail" and there is an entry about 7th down
    "Caledonian Railway Association Archive" which is a full report which has a heading Accidents. I didn't search further. Sorry I don't know how to copy the actual entry on google but guess you could google the Caledonian Railway Association. Jill

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    Have you tried this thread http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/

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    Thanks Geoff

    I've tried looking there but couldn't find anything.

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