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Document Summary

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.

This document was kindly sourced from Dr Peter Lewis and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 22nd March 2007.

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Timeline:
Third class passenger reform

1st January 1841
Print of Sonning Cutting

25th December 1841
Accident Returns: Extract for Accident at Sonning on 24th December 1841

9th August 1844
Railway Regulation Act

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