The report on the collision between a passenger train and an empty stock working near Cannon Street in 1961.
This document was published on 2nd October 1961 by Ministry of Transport.
It was written by Col W. P. Reed.
This item is linked to the Accident at Cannon Street on 20th March 1961
The original document format was Stapled Book, and comprised 10 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Stuart Johnson and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 13th March 2007.
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"The 8.33 a.m. Up electric passenger train from Addiscombe to Cannon Street, consisting of 6 coaches filled with passengers, passed the Up Through home and starting signals of Cannon Street signal box at danger, and ran at 10 to 15 m.p.h. into the 9.14 a.m. Down empty diesel electric train of 12 coaches from Cannon Street to Grove Park, which was travelling at about the same speed under clear signals from No. 6 platform across the route of the Up train to the Down Local line. The first contact was between the right hand leading edge of the electric train and lhe side of the eighth coach of the outgoing diesel train ; the electric train scored the side of this coach and then struck the right hand leading end of the ninth coach, crushed the body severely, and overturned it and the following coach. The 6rst two coaches of the electric train were derailed to the left and stopped leaning to that side, hut there was little damage to their interiors and no passengers were seriously injured. Eleven out of an estimated load of 650 passengers had minor injuries and were taken to hospital, as was the motorman, who suffered from shock. The other passengers were conducted on foot to Cannon Street station without avoidable delay."
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