Comments on: The Lockerbie Rail Disaster, 1883 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/12/the-lockerbie-rail-disaster-1883/ Where our past is never very long ago Tue, 05 May 2015 01:16:27 +0000 hourly 1 By: Frank Rae http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/12/the-lockerbie-rail-disaster-1883/comment-page-1/#comment-1327738 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:36:39 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=17428#comment-1327738 Thank you Ardis for your reply. I believe my Great, Great Grandfather was driving one of the locomotives involved in the Lockerbie Rail accident, as was my Great Grandfather involved at the Quintinshill Rail Disaster. My G.G. Grandfather survived the Lockerbie rail accident but my G. Grandfather was killed in the Gretna Green accident. What was amazing was both accidents were on the same Holiday weekend in Great Britian. I think it was a bank holiday. Thank you for your time.
Kindest Regards
Frank
Buderim. Queensland.
Australia.

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By: Ardis E. Parshall http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/12/the-lockerbie-rail-disaster-1883/comment-page-1/#comment-1294205 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 02:34:43 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=17428#comment-1294205 I have no idea, Frank. My sources were found by Googling, as you apparently are also doing; I’ve skimmed through the two newspaper articles I kept in my files, and do not find the names of any of the train personnel. Having read the post, you know virtually everything I know of the accident. Good luck.

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By: Frank Rae http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/12/the-lockerbie-rail-disaster-1883/comment-page-1/#comment-1294191 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 02:19:27 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=17428#comment-1294191 Hello Ardis,
I am working on my family tree and would really like to know the drivers and fireman of the three trains involved in this accident. If you do not know do you know where I could look to find such information.
Kindest Regards
Frank
Buderim. Queensland.
Australia.

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By: charlene http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/12/the-lockerbie-rail-disaster-1883/comment-page-1/#comment-215286 Thu, 12 Apr 2012 23:12:05 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=17428#comment-215286 What struck me about this story was the repeated comments about how dark it was. Just a few nights ago I was prompted to pray in gratitude for the creation of the moon “to rule the night.” In our modern, especially urban, settings we can’t imagine how difficult half of the hours are and have been for so many people.

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By: Ardis E. Parshall http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/12/the-lockerbie-rail-disaster-1883/comment-page-1/#comment-215272 Thu, 12 Apr 2012 21:35:14 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=17428#comment-215272 Joseph Soderborg uncovered a couple of Mormon-Titanic stories more than a year ago and offered to write them up as Keepa posts. I can’t really fault him for not having done that yet, given how many posts I’ve indicated were in the works that haven’t yet appeared! I’ll tell him, though, that there’s a special request and beg him to post.

Elder Cook scooped us all somewhat in the October 2011 conference when he told about Irene Corbett, a Titanic passenger. (And didn’t he also mention the missionary group led by Alma Sonne who changed their plans and did not board that ship? I think he did, but I can’t be sure without looking it up.)

Thanks for your comments, all. It’s fun to bring some local history to mind for those of you who do live close, and always rewarding to me to be able to bring a Latter-day Saint into focus.

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By: Anne (UK) http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/12/the-lockerbie-rail-disaster-1883/comment-page-1/#comment-215266 Thu, 12 Apr 2012 21:16:26 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=17428#comment-215266 Thanks for this post- I too have been through Lockerbie (more times than I care to remember) and had no idea about this railway accident. I was helping a Canadian friend with some family history a couple of years back, and I came across a huge mining disaster near Motherwell (as mentioned above) that I knew nothing about either. It’s amazing the history that lies around us in such danger of being completely forgotten!

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By: Mark B. http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/12/the-lockerbie-rail-disaster-1883/comment-page-1/#comment-215260 Thu, 12 Apr 2012 20:50:31 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=17428#comment-215260 Oh, and by the way, great post, Ardis. I looked at the railway maps and discovered that I must have gone through Lockerbie in late June or early July 2009, but the train didn’t stop and we passed without notice.

And, we saw no sign of the tragic events of 1988, or of 103 years earlier–not too surprising, eh?

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By: Mark B. http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/12/the-lockerbie-rail-disaster-1883/comment-page-1/#comment-215259 Thu, 12 Apr 2012 20:48:37 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=17428#comment-215259 Wasn’t there already a post about some Saints not on the Titanic?

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By: Alison Spring http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/12/the-lockerbie-rail-disaster-1883/comment-page-1/#comment-215257 Thu, 12 Apr 2012 20:45:39 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=17428#comment-215257 That’s a thought, Ardis; any stories about Saints on the Titanic to post?

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By: peter Fagg http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/12/the-lockerbie-rail-disaster-1883/comment-page-1/#comment-215240 Thu, 12 Apr 2012 19:28:57 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=17428#comment-215240 Thanks Ardis for another link. Quite fitting when we are in the midst of celebrating 100 years since the Titanic sunk.

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