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The report on the collision of a mixed goods and third class passenger train with a cutting slip at Sonning in 1841. This was the first major railway accident to be reported on by the Board of Trade, and the findings led to the first regulation of the conditions on third class trains.
This document was published on 25th December 1841 by Board of Trade.
It was written by Lieut. Col. Sir Frederic Smith (RE, FRS).
This item is linked to the Accident at Sonning Hill Cutting on 24th December 1841
The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 4 pages.
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