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Soham Rail Disaster 1944

Soham Rail Disaster 1944

History of Soham Rail Disaster 1944

There are numerous sources of information about this disaster. A wagon loaded with ammunition exploded in the early hours of 2nd June 1944 just outside Soham station.. The train fireman and the signalman were both killed when the wagon they were drawing away exploded. They were both posthumously awarded the George Cross.

Soham Rail Disaster 1944

MoT_Soham1944 – this is the official report

Soham Explosion 1944

Soham Explosion 1944 (Cambridgeshire Collection)


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