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The report on the collision between a passenger train and a goods train at Thingley Junction in 1907.
This document was published on 13th February 1907 by Board of Trade.
It was written by Lieut. Col. H. A. Yorke.
This item is linked to the Accident at Thingley Junction on 16th January 1907
The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 8 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Steve Thompson and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 6th August 2007.
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"In this case, the driver of the 6.30 p.m. passenger train from Westbury to Paddington, via Chippenham and Swindon, failed to stop at the home signal at Thingley Junction, which was at danger, and caused his train to come into collision with the 5 p.m. goods train from Swindon to Plymouth, which vas passing the junction on the down main line. Five passengers were injured - one of them seriously. The drivers and firemen of both trains were injured with bruises and burns, the worst cases being those of driver Butt and fireman Kryan, of the goods train, who were severely burnt and scalded. Three other servants of the Company, who were in the passenger train, were bruised."
19th January 1907
Staff Record for Robert Butt
13th February 1907
Accident Returns: Extract for Accident at Thingley Junction on 16th January 1907
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