Site of Browney Rail Crash in 1946
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Son of Durham rail victim keeps his father's memory alive

A son who lost his father in an horrific train crash has ensured that his father's life will not be forgotten by arranging a special service of remembrance on the 70th anniversary of the accident.

Arnold Golightly died along with nine other victims in what became known as the Browney Train Crash in 1946.

It happened on the East Coast Mainline, just South of Durham, near the Browney signal box, when the night Express train from Kings Cross ploughed into a derailed goods train at more than 50mph.

Arnold's son, Michael Burnett, has service of remembrance for 16th January at Durham Cathedral.

Mr Burnett has been back to the scene of the crash and also found some rare Pathe footage of the rescue operation back in 1946

  • 05 Jan 2016
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