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The report on the collision of an express sleeper train with an engine at Roade in 1936.
This document was published on 5th March 1937 by Ministry of Transport.
It was written by Lieut. Col. G. R. S. Wilson.
This item is linked to the Accident at Roade on 19th November 1936
The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 6 pages.
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"The 12.5 a.m. sleeping car express from Manchester to Euston via Northampton, when crossing at a speed of about 20 m.p.h. from the Up Slow to the Up Fast at Roade Junction signal box, collided with an engine which was standing on the Up Slow foul of the facing connection. This engine was attached to the rear of a goods brake van and 15 4-wheeled vehicles, all vacuum fitted, which were the rear portion of the 8.35 p.m. parcels train from Holyhead; this train had become divided at Roade cutting, the next signal box in rear, as the result of the failure of a drawbar, and the rear portion had been propelled through the section to Roade Junction. Seven passengers in the express train complained of minor injuries or shock; [the driver] of the standing engine, was more seriously injured..."
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