The report into the failure of a cast iron bridge at Norwood Junction in south London in 1891, which caused the derailment of a passenger train.
This document was published on 16th May 1891 by Board of Trade.
It was written by Major Gen. C. S. Hutchinson.
This item is linked to the Accident at Norwood Junction on 1st May 1891
The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 8 pages.
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"The first signal I received for the 8.45 a.m. up train was from Norwood south junction...at 9.36 a.m. I was able to accept it, and I passed it on to Anerley...and Anerley accepted it. I received "Train on line" for the express at 9.40 a.m., my up home and distant signals being already lowered. The train reached the bridge at about 9.41 p.m. [sic], and was approaching at its usual speed with signals off, quite 40 miles an hour, when I heard a loud report like a cannon exploding I was near the south end of the cabin at the time, but not looking southward, until I heard the report, and then on looking down I saw that there was a hole in the bridge on the west side, from which the woodwork was all gone, and I heard from the noise of scrunching and grinding that the train was off the rails."
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12th July 1880
Observations of Major-General Hutchinson
15th July 1880
At The Council Chamber, Whitehall
20th May 1881
Wind Pressure (Railway Structures) Commission
16th May 1891
Inquiry into the Circumstances which Attended the Accident that Occurred on the 1st May 1891 at Portland Road Bridge near Norwood Junction Station...
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