The report on the collision of two light engines with a ballast train at Barkston in 1936.
This document was published on 22nd February 1936 by Ministry of Transport.
It was written by Lieut. Colonel E. Woodhouse (RE).
This item is linked to the Accident at Barkston on 19th January 1936
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 2nd December 2007.
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"Two engines, returning light from Peterborough to York, travelling at 45 m.p.h. or over, collided violently with the rear of a ballast train, running at about 20 m.p.h., which was conveying a relaying gang from Grantham to Newark; the rear brake van of the ballast train and five wagons immediately ahead of it were completely demolished. There were 12 men in the brake van; I regret to report that five. of them were killed in the accident, three succumbed to their injuries later, and the remaining four were seriously injured. The light engines travelled about 300 yards beyond the point of collision before coming to a stand, with the leading axle of the front one derailed; the four enginemen on them escaped with trifling injuries. The permanent way was damaged for about 200 yards."
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