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Document Summary

The report on the derailment of a passenger train at Pitlochry in 1983.

This document was published on 10th June 1985 by Department of Transport.

It was written by A Cooksey.


This item is linked to the Accident at Pitlochry on 22nd September 1983


The original document format was Stapled Book, and comprised 17 pages.

This document was kindly sourced from Stuart Johnson and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 16th July 2007.

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"Shortly after a southbound passenger train departed from Pitlochry station on 22nd September 1983 the train was derailed on the single line railway where it runs on an embankment to the south of the station. The derailment was caused by the failure or the track beneath the train at a fishplated joint following the earlier fracture of both fishplates of the left-hand rail. During the course of the derailment the train became uncoupled in three places and some of the coaches fell down the embankment.

Of the 96 passengers and train crew 28 persons were injured. Of these 21 were treated in hospital for minor injuries and discharged and a further 5 persons were discharged from hospital the following day. The last two injured persons were discharged on 27th September 1983. Fortunately none of the injuries was serious."

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