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Document Summary

The report on the head-on collision of two passenger trains at Port Eglinton Junction, near Cumberland Street, in 1934.

This document was published on 10th December 1934 by Ministry of Transport.

It was written by Lieut. Col. A. H. L. Mount.

This item is linked to the Accident at Port Eglinton Junction on 6th September 1934

The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 15 pages.

This document was kindly sourced from Office of Rail Regulation and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 26th June 2008.

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"The 5.35 pm. up local passenger train, Glasgow (St. Enoch) to Kilmarnock, was crossing from the up Main to the up fast Canal line, when it came into violent collision (head-on) at the diamond crossing of the junction, with the 5.12 p.m: down local passenger train, Paisley to Glasgow (St. Enoch), which was travelling in the opposite direction on the down fast Canal line.

I regret to report that 6 passengers, the driver of the Kilmarnock train, and the fireman of each train, either received fatal injuries or died shortly afterwards. In addition, 10 passengers and the driver of the Paisley train were seriously injured, while 20 others, 18 passengers and the 2 guards, were admitted to Infirmaries and discharged the same evening or next day. Subsequent intimation of minor injury was also received from 27 other passengers, who were not treated at any of the Infirmaries, while a Company's servant was slightly injured during the clearance of the lines, and the guard of the paisley train had again to leave duty some time later due to internal injury sustained in this accident."

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