The report on the collision of a passenger train with a piece of track plant at Bushey in 1980.
This document was published on 16th June 1981 by Department of Transport.
It was written by D. A. Sawer.
This item is linked to the Accident at Bushey on 20th April 1980
The original document format was Stapled Book, and comprised 6 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Stuart Johnson and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 29th June 2007.
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"At about 00.40 the 00.13 Down passenger train from Euston to Bletchley which consisted of a four-car Class 310 electric multiple-unit, No. 052, was travelling along the Down Slow line at about 75 mile/h when it struck an item of track maintenance plant, known as a Muscleman, and weighing about f ton that was being man-handled across the tracks to a work site. Damage to the train was slight but the leading bogie of the first vehicle was derailed. There were about 45 passengers on the train but none of them or any of the train's crew were injured. 1 regret to report, however, that [ a trackman], of the Divisional Civil Engineer's Department, who was the lookoutman for the gang of men that were moving the Muscleman, was thrown to the ground as a result of the incident and sustained a broken pelvis."
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