The report on the collision of a passenger train with an unsecured door on a horse train at Willesden Junction in 1936.
This document was published on 14th July 1936 by Ministry of Transport.
It was written by Lieut. Col. G. R. S. Wilson.
This item is linked to the Accident at Willesden Junction on 29th May 1936
The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 5 pages.
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"The 7.45 a.m. Horse and Carriage train from Euston to Carlisle had just left Willesden Junction and was travelling at about 20 m.p.h. on the Down Slow line, when one of the pair of upper doors on the near side of the horse-box, the leading vehicle, swung open in the facing direction and came into violent contact with the side of the third coach of the 7.38 a.m. passenger train from Bletchley to Euston, which was travelling at about 80 m.p.h. in the opposite direction on the adjacent Up Fast Line. The side, above the waist line, of a first-class compartment was wrecked, and the hasp and securing rod of the horse-box door became detached and entered the compartment.
I regret to report that one passenger, who was sitting in the corner seat facing the engine on the damaged side of the compartment, was killed, and that the remaining five passengers in the compartment, who mere all officers of the company, were slightly injured."
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