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Document Summary

The report on the collision between two passenger trains at Llandudno in 1925.

This document was published on 29th October 1925 by Ministry of Transport.

It was written by Lieut. Col. A. H. L. Mount.


This item is linked to the Accident at Llandudno on 12th October 1925


The original document format was Stapled Book, and comprised 4 pages.

This document was kindly sourced from Steve Thompson and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 6th April 2007.

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"In this case, as the 9.10 a.m. ex Llandudno Junction down passenger train was approaching the station under clear signals and about to enter No. 4 platform, the 9.20 a.m. rail motor train, then due to depart, started from No. 3 platform against signals at danger, with the result that a side-long collision took place at the point of convergence of the platform lines concerned.

The former train was well filled and contained a number of school children. Seven passengers were seriously injured, of whom one child was reported to be in a critical condition. Twelve other passengers, [the driver, and guard] of the rail motor, received minor injuries or were shaken. The majority of those seriously injured suffered from leg fractures as the result of the corner of the frame of the leading coach of the rail motor penetrating at seat level the sides of the two rear coaches of the incoming train."

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