Remembering the Ladbroke Grove Rail Crash

5 October is the anniversary of the Ladbroke Grove Rail Crash in London. For those unfamiliar with the accident, the key points (taken from Wikipedia), the crash (also known as the Paddington rail crash) led to the deaths of 31 people and 417 were injured. It remains one of the worst rail accidents in 20th…

Shigaraki Kōgen Train Crash Memorial

As part of my research on memorialisation, I have visited a number of memorials around Japan. One of these is for the Shigaraki Kōgen Train Crash (信楽高原鐵道衝突事故) (also known as the Shigaraki Train Disaster). A summary of what happened can be found on Wikipedia. The key points that it was a railway accident that occurred…

Jōban Line derailment and collision Memorial

As part of my research on memorialisation, I have visited a number of memorials around Japan. After the JL123 memorials, the first that I visited was the Jōban Line derailment and collision (also known as the Mikawashima accident (三河島事故)) memorial. A summary of what happened can be found on Wikipedia. The key points that it…

The Fukuchiyama Line Derailment Memorial

After the JL123 crash, which has been the main focus of my research on memorialisation for about 13 years, the one that I have the next greatest association with is the one for the Fukuchiyama Line derailment (also known as the Amagasaki derailment) (JR福知山線脱線事故). I have been to the site twice – in January 2009…

Hachikō Line Train Collision Memorial

As part of my research for the article on modifications are made to public transportation accidents, I have visited a number of memorials around Japan. Not all of these became a part of that study due to specific parameters of the study (detailed in the article). One of those not included is the memorial for…

Hachikō Line derailment Memorial

As part of my research for the article on modifications are made to public transportation accidents, I have visited a number of memorials around Japan. Not all of these became a part of that study due to specific parameters of the study (detailed in the article). One of those not included is the memorial for…

The Naka-Meguro Train Crash Memorial

As part of my research for the article on modifications are made to public transportation accidents, I have visited a number of memorials around Japan. Not all of these became a part of that study due to specific parameters of the study (detailed in the article). One of those not included is the memorial for…