The report on the derailment of a freight train at Sittingbourne in 1966.
This document was published on 12th January 1967 by Ministry of Transport.
It was written by Col W. P. Reed.
This item is linked to the Accident at Sittingbourne on 27th July 1966
The original document format was Stapled Book, and comprised 9 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Stuart Johnson and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 25th April 2007.
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"The 1417 hrs Down Hither Green (Continental Depot) to Dover Marine braked ferry vans train travelling at about 60 m.p.h., became derailed on plain track near the end of a curve about one mile on the London side of Sittingbourne where a long and fairly steep falling gradient begins to ease. The rear l8 vans of the 24 van train and the brake van were derailed and most of them were badly damaged before the train came to a stand in four portions. The Up line was obstructed and the relevant signals on it were put to danger when the track circuits were shunted by the derailed wagons and the conductor rails were short circuited, cutting off power."
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