The report on the collision of a slip portion of an express passenger train with the main portion of the train at Woodford and Hinton in 1935.
This document was published on 23rd March 1936 by Ministry of Transport.
It was written by Lieut. Colonel E. Woodhouse (RE).
This item is linked to the Accident at Woodford & Hinton on 19th December 1935
The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 9 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Stuart Johnson and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 17th December 2007.
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"A through carriage to Stratford-on-Avon, attached at the rear of the 6.20 p.m. express from Marylebone to Bradford, was slipped at Woodford and Hinton. Shortly after this carriage had been detached, the main portion of the train stopped unexpectedly, and the slip carriage, travelling at a speed which was probably about 20 m.p.h., collided with it. The underframe of the slip carriage overrode that of the rear coach of the train, and the two vehicles were telescoped for a distance of about 4 ft. Eleven passengers sustained shock or injuries, fortunately not of a severe nature; two guards, travelling respectively at the rear end of the train and at the leading end of the slip carriage, were more seriously injured."
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