The report on the collision of an express passenger train with a goods train at Tring in 1854.
This document was published on 8th November 1854 by Board of Trade.
It was written by Col. W. Yolland.
This item is linked to the Accident at Tring on 28th October 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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"The length of rail available, without risk of fouling the main line, was 171 yards, and a board stands twenty feet south of the north end of this space, cautioning drivers not to pass beyond it. The driver asserts that he was not aware that any such board stood there, until it was pointed out by Mr. M'Connell, the locomotive superintendent of the southern division of the London and North Western Railway, after the accident. However, on this occasion, the driver did not stop until the tender was so far foul of the main line that the 9h. a.m. down express, which reached this spot about 9h. 53m., came into violent collision with this tender, and the fireman of the express engine dropped at the off side of his engine, from the step on which he had placed himself after having applied his break, either by his own act or by the shock from the collision, falling first on his head and then turning over; his legs fell across the rails, and the wheels of the carriages passed over them. He was, I regret to say, dreadfully injured, and he only lived a few hours after the accident."
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