The report on the collision of a passenger train with a mineral train at Dalton Junction in 1870.
This document was published on 5th December 1870 by Board of Trade.
It was written by Lieut. Col. F. H. Rich.
This item is linked to the Accident at Dalton Junction on 11th November 1870
The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 2 pages.
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"He reversed his engine and put steam on; his fireman applied the tender break, and signalled with his hand to the guard of his train, who was looking out and who applied his break at once, but the passenger train could not be stopped before the engine ran against the fifth waggon from the tail of the mineral train. The mineral train consisted of an engine, twenty-two empty, one loaded waggon, and a guard's van at the tail of the train. The guard's van and the waggon in front of it remained on the rails, but the four waggons adjacent to these two vehicles were thrown off the rails, and more or less damaged."
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