The report on the derailment of a passenger train at Carnforth in 1881.
This document was published on 7th December 1881 by Board of Trade.
It was written by Major Gen. C. S. Hutchinson.
This item is linked to the Accident at Carnforth on 10th November 1881
The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 2 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Paul Lemon and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 27th April 2008.
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"In this case, as the 5.30 p.m. passenger train (consisting of engine, tender, and 11 vehicles, of which the third and last were break-vans, with a guard in each) was passing a set of facing points about a quarter of a mile from the spot at which the engine of the train would have had to stop at the platform, the 8th, 9th, 10th, and l1th vehicles, and the trailing wheels of the 7th left the rails, the 8th, 9th, and 10th being turned over on their left sides.
Four passengers have made complaints of injury."
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