The report on the collision of an excursion train with a coal train at Stowe Hill Tunnel in 1854.
This document was published on 11th November 1854 by Board of Trade.
It was written by Col. W. Yolland.
This item is linked to the Accident at Stowe Hill Tunnel on 30th September 1854
The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 2 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Stuart Johnson and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 13th August 2008.
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"It appears that the 6h. 45m. a.m. up coal train from Rugby did not leave that station until 7h. 30m., and after having been delayed half an hour at the north end of the Kilsby tunnel, from the relaying of one of the lines in the tunnel, it reached Weedon at 8h. 50m., and was there shunted to allow of the up express and mail train to pass. This coal train left Weedon at 9h. l5m., and after having passed through the Stowe Hill tunnel, which is about twenty three chains in length, when travelling, it is stated, at from thirteen to fifteen miles an hour, it was overtaken and run into by an up excursion train about 100 yards south of the mouth of the tunnel, when some of the passengers received contusions, but fortunately none of them were seriously hurt, and the break van of the coal train was greatly damaged."
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