The report on the collision of a passenger train with a coal train at Preston Brook in 1854.
This document was published on 29th March 1854 by Board of Trade.
It was written by Capt. H. W. Tyler.
This item is linked to the Accident at Preston Brook on 16th March 1854
The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 4 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Stuart Johnson and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 31st August 2008.
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"A coal train, consisting of thirty loaded trucks and one empty waggon, left Warrington at 9.38 a.m., on the 16th instant, and the driver was instructed to shunt at the Birdswood siding, for the purpose of allowing the express train, which was about to follow, to pass it; but, before he had got more than five of his waggons into the siding, he observed the steam issuing from the engine of the approaching express, which struck one truck and the engine of the coal train immediately afterwards. I have not learnt that any serious injuries were received, but the guard and upwards of eight passengers were slightly hurt."
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