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The report on the collision of two passenger trains at Tillicoultry in 1903.
This document was published in 1903 by Board of Trade.
It was written by Major J. W. Pringle.
This item is linked to the Accident at Tillicoultry on 21st March 1903
The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 4 pages.
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"The 7.25 pm. down passenger train (ex Glasgow) was standing at the platform at Tillicoultry Station, when the 7.30 pm. up passenger train (ex Perth) approached the station on the single line, and an end-on collision occurred between the two engines. The down train consisted of a four-wheels-coupled engine and tender attached to seven vehicles as described in the evidence, and was fitted throughout with the Westinghouse automatic continuous brake...
In addition to the fireman of the down train, fourteen passengers complained at the time of having received injuries, and sixteen others have since complained of the effects of shock, but I understand that in no case have the injuries proved to be serious. "
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