Gallantry medal presented to locomotive engine driver James Clarkson, 1861.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Gallantry medal presented to locomotive engine driver James Clarkson, 1861.

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Description

The medal was presented to Clarkson by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. It is inscribed: 'Presented to James Clarkson, engine driver, for extraordinary vigilance and promptitude in stopping his Train near Chorley on the 5th of July 1861, and thereby preventing a collision with another Train, which had been accidentally thrown off the line'.
 

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