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|TitleOfWork:||'Wath Railway Crash Memorial'|
|DescriptionOfPhoto:||view of memorial|
|Location:||On the pavement of Doncaster Road where it runs alongside the end of Fairfield Park|
|AtoZReference:||p. 42 5A|
|TownOrVillage:||Wath upon Dearne|
|ImageCopyright:||Sheffield Hallam University|
|Description: The front of a steam locomotive mounted on a pedestal.
Inscription: On the front face of the locomotive: GILBERT & ELLIS ISLANDS
beneath this is the number: 45609
On the front of the pedestal: THIS STONE COMMEMORATES / THE WATH RAILWAY CRASH / OF 18TH MAY 1948 / WHEN 8 PEOPLE DIED / AND 55 WERE INJURED / IT ALSO SERVES AS A / TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO / ASSISTED IN THE RESCUE
Commission: Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. Presumably to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the crash but also as part of the Fairfield Park development.