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The report on the collision of a light engine with a goods train at Wakefield in 1919.
This document was published on 12th December 1919 by Ministry of Transport.
It was written by Major G. L. Hall (RE).
This item is linked to the Accident at Wakefield on 10th November 1919
The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 3 pages.
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"The light engine was running tender first from Wakefield to Normanton, and came into collision, opposite Turner's Lane Signal-box (about half a mile west of Wakefield Station) with the centre of a Great Northern goods train, which was at the time setting back across the road on which the light engine was running. As a result of the collision, 10 wagons of the G. N. goods train were damaged, 6 of them considerably; 4 of the latter were derailed. The light engine was also slightly damaged, but there was no damage to the permanent way, nor were there, fortunately, any personal injuries."
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