Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 09 January 1911
“Interfering with the comfort of railway passengers” was the charge brought against Robert Lloyd and John Carr, New Conisborough colliers at Doncaster on Saturday.
The offence was committed at Balby on December 3 and Mr Arthur Hall prosecuted on behalf of the Great Central Railway Company.
There were passengers by the 11:35 p.m. train from Doncaster to Conisborough. They had had more drink, and while the train was proceeding they night some other passengers, one named Ellis been struck. The communication cord was pulled and the train stopped as a result. The case was brought as a warning to others.
Ellis, giving evidence, said after he had stopped the train, when it resumed its journey, Lloyd struck him again and gave him a black eye.
The guard said the train was delayed nine minutes as a result.
One of the defendant said it was a drunken bother in which all of them took part.
Defendants were each fined 20 shillings and costs