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Document Summary

The report on the disastrous collision between a late-running express train and a goods train being shunted at a wayside station between Carlisle and Glasgow.

This document was published on 4th October 1872 by Board of Trade.

It was written by Capt. H. W. Tyler.


This item is linked to the Accident at Kirtlebridge on 2nd October 1872


The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 12 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 3rd February 2011 by Stuart Johnson.

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"A goods train which was being shunted at the Kirtlebridge station was turned across from the up to the down main line, and thus came in the way of the 9 p.m. night express passenger train from Euston station, London, due to leave Carlisle at 6 a.m., when that train was approaching the station at a speed of about 40 miles an hour. The engine-driver and ten of the passengers were unfortunately killed, and up to the present time 15 passengers have been ascertained to be injured.

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Station-masters, signalmen and porters must be expected, in the course of their various duties and their rough work, to make mistakes of this description. A simple means exists of rendering such mistakes impossible, or harmless. It is to be hoped that this lamentable lesson will produce its effect throughout the country in causing this simple means- of interlocking points and signals,- to be more speedily applied over the different systems of railways."

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