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Document Summary

The report on the collision of an express passenger train with an empty stock working at Auckland Junction, Leamside in 1921.

This document was published on 27th January 1922 by Ministry of Transport.

It was written by Major J. W. Pringle.


This item is linked to the Accident at Auckland Junction, Leamside on 19th December 1921


The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 5 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 8th October 2009.

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"In this case the 4.21 p.m. up express from Newcastle, conveying through carriages from Aberdeen and Glasgow to Plymouth and Penzance, was travelling with clear signals, collided with the rear of an empty coaching stock train standing on the up main immediately south of Auckland Junction. The express engine separated from the tender, which was derailed, and fell over on its side down the embankment. The two leading wheels of the first passenger vehicle of the express were also derailed. The three front empty vehicles were damaged, whilst the last was destroyed by the impact and thrown down the bank. Fortunately, no person was seriously injured, although three passengers subsequently complained of the effects of shock. The engineman of the express, who remained on the footplate when the engine fell over on its side, miraculously escaped with no more serious result than a severe shaking."

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