The report on the derailment of an express passenger train at Postland in 1936.
This document was published on 3rd November 1936 by Ministry of Transport.
It was written by Lieut. Col. G. R. S. Wilson.
This item is linked to the Accident at Postland on 27th July 1936
The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 14 pages.
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"The 6.50 p.m. express passenger train from March to Doncaster, when travelling at high speed on the Down line, became almost completely derailed as it approached Postland Station. The engine itself remained on the rails, but its tender and all the following nine vehicles were derailed all wheels; the engine and tender and the leading vehicle, a 6-wheeled luggage brake van, became detached from the rest of the train and ran forward for 989 yards through the station before stopping, the tender having become re-railed at a trailing connection about 350 yards ahead of the initial derailment; the van continued derailed and was considerably damaged."
3rd November 1936
Report on the Accident at Postland on 27th July 1936
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