The report on the collision of a freight train with a passenger train at Tring in 1931.
This document was published on 16th December 1931 by Ministry of Transport.
It was written by Lieut. Col. A. H. L. Mount.
This item is linked to the Accident at Tring on 3rd November 1931
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"Four empty coaches (which had formed the 10.25 p.m. passenger train from Euston, terminating at Tring) were about to be propelled from the down slow line into the carriage sidings, when they were overtaken, and run into in rear, by the 10.10 p.m. fitted freight train, Camden to Liverpool, which was travelling at considerable speed on the same line.
It is not certain whether, at the moment of the collision, the empty train, after leaving the platform, was still moving forward very slowly or had in fact come to a stand, preparatory to effecting the propelling shunt. But there appears to be no doubt that the brakes were not applied, and the force of the collision drove the train forward for at least 85 yards.
The rear coach was entirely wrecked, the engine of the freight train having penetrated so far that it came to rest with the roof of this coach resting on top of the boiler, between the dome and the cab, at right angles to the direction of travel. The three rear compartments of the next coach were also destroyed, the trailing end of the frame of this coach was badly buckled upwards and its rear bogie displaced. The other two coaches were hardly affected, and, with the engine, remained on the road."
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