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Document Summary

The report on the head on collision between two passenger trains at Lostock Junction in 1920.

This document was published on 12th August 1920 by Ministry of Transport.

It was written by Major J. W. Pringle.


This item is linked to the Accident at Lostock Junction on 17th July 1920


The original document format was Bound Volume, 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 1st November 2007.

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"In this case the 2.2 p.m. down train from Bolton to Preston was crossing the up fast line, when the 1.50 p.m. up train from Wigan to Bolton struck it. The two engines collided, with the result that the two front compartments of the second coach of the Bolton train were crushed together by the rear end of the first coach. I regret to report that two passengers were killed, and that two more subsequently died of injuries received. Ten passengers were seriously enough injured to be detained in hospital, and in addition 135 complained of minor injuries or the effects of shock. Three enginemen also were unable to report for duty on account of slight injuries."

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