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Document Summary

The report on the derailment of an express passenger train at Felling in 1907.

This document was published on 12th April 1907 by Board of Trade.

It was written by Lieut. Col. E. Druitt.

This item is linked to the Accident at Felling on 26th March 1907

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 4th November 2009.

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"In this case, the 10.52 am. down express passenger train from Leeds to Newcastle, was derailed while running between Heworth signal-box and Felling Station.

The train consisted of a four-wheels-coupled bogie engine with a six-wheeled tender fitted with the Westinghouse brake on the four coupled wheels and six wheels of the tender, and of eight vehicles, which had 24 pairs of wheels braked out of the total of 30 pairs by the Westinghouse automatic continuous brake.

The whole train was derailed with the exception of the last two vehicles, which were partially so. The engine fell over to the left against the south side of the cutting, and the two leading vehicles fell over on to their sides foul of the up main and adjoining goods lines.

Eight passengers were seriously injured, two of whom have since died, complaints of shock, &C., have been received from 34 other passengers."

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