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Document Summary

The report on the collision of an express mail train with wagons at Ashchurch in 1929.

This document was published on 5th March 1929 by Ministry of Transport.

It was written by Lieut. Col. A. H. L. Mount.

This item is linked to the Accident at Ashchurch on 8th January 1929

The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 28 pages.

This document was kindly sourced from Office of Rail Regulation and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 3rd March 2009.

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"The 7.20 p.m. up express mail train, Bristol to Leeds, came into violent side-long collision with a shunt of goods wagons, which were being propelled over the: trailing crossover, from the up to the down main line at the north end of the station.

I regret to report that two passengers, a Company's servant who was travelling as a passenger, and driver F. T. Crabtree of the express, lost their lives, all being killed instantly. There were some 45 passengers in the train, and 11 were injured (in one case seriously), necessitating detention in Tewkesbury Hospital: while 13 others and 12 members of the Post Office travelling staff received minor injuries or suffered from shock effects. The fireman and front guard of the mail were also injured and seriously shaken."

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