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Document Summary

The report on the collision of an empty stock working with a goods train at Stratford Market in 1905.

This document was published on 16th May 1905 by Board of Trade.

It was written by Lieut. Col. P. G. von Donop.


This item is linked to the Accident at Stratford Market on 5th April 1905


The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 6 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 26th August 2009.

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"In this case, as the 8.31 p.m. Down goods train from London Docks to Victoria Docks, consisting of an engine, 14 waggons and a brake van, was crossing from the Down main line to the Down Goods line at the Stratford Market Southern Junction, it was run into by the 2.48 pm. Up empty carriage train, consisting of an engine and 12 vehicles, which was running from Stratford Market Station to Stratford Fork carriage sidings on the Up main line.

The speed of the empty carriage train at the time of the collision could not have been great, as it had only just started from the station, but the speed of the goods train was probably about 12 miles an hour, and the damage done was considerable.

The engine of the goods train was overturned by the collision and the fireman was found underneath it, having been killed instantaneously. The drivers of both engines were seriously injured; the fireman of the empty carriage train and both guards were slightly injured."

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