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The report on the collision of two goods trains at Stoke Tunnel in 1854.
This document was published on 17th March 1854 by Board of Trade.
It was written by Capt. H. W. Tyler.
This item is linked to the Accident at Stoke Tunnel on 7th 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 29th August 2008.
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"The goods train passed through the Corby Station without stopping; the ballast train, which had previously shunted at Corby, to enable a special train for Doncaster races, and other trains, to pass it, is stated by the driver to have proceeded at the rate of from sixteen to twenty miles an hour, for the first three and a half miles after leaving Corby; then to have slackened speed to twelve to fourteen miles an hour, in consequence of a caution signal from a platelayer, and another from a coal train that was passing in the opposite direction, which me the ballast train near the entrance to the tunnel, and to have been run into by the coal train in the tunnel, whilst proceeding at a rate of twelve or fourteen miles an hour."
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