The report on the collision of two passenger trains at Carstairs in 1919.
This document was published on 29th October 1919 by Ministry of Transport.
It was written by Major J. W. Pringle.
This item is linked to the Accident at Carstairs on 6th October 1919
The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 4 pages.
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"In this case the combined 1.0 and 1.20 p.m. up express trains (Glasgow to Carlisle) were waiting at the up main platform, when the 1.10 p.m. up train (Glasgow to Beattock) was called on into the same platform road, and struck the standing coaches. The front end of the second vehicle from the rear of the 1.20 p.m. train mounted the frame of the vehicle in front, with the result that 4 compartments altogether were telescoped and demolished, but no wheels were derailed. I regret to report that 15 passengers were injured more or less seriously, and that one of these died from the effects the same evening."
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