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Gallery: Tebay Rail disaster victims remembered
5:25pm Friday 22nd February 2013 in News
A POIGNANT service was held in memory of the four men who died in the Tebay rail disaster nine years ago.
The transport union RMT arranged the commemoration, in a layby off the A685 Orton Road, on Friday.
Maintenance workers Colin Buckley, Darren Burgess, Chris Waters, and Gary Tindall were killed when a trailer, loaded with 14 tons of scrap, broke loose and careered down a 1 in 74 gradient on the West Coast Mainline.
All four were employed on the railway and were members of the RMT Union. In addition, six more members of the gang suffered physical and psychological injuries.
Two men working for the sub-contractor were found guilty of manslaughter, at Newcastle Crown Court. Mark Connolly was jailed for nine years, reduced to seven on appeal, and Roy Kennett was jailed for two years.
The anniversary was marked at the site of the memorial stone off the A685, just south of Tebay village.