The report on a collison between a runaway portion of a mineral train, and a following train, on an incline of 1 in 60 on a single line, which caused the death of an unauthorised person who was travelling in the brake van.
This document was published on 15th November 1872 by Board of Trade.
It was written by Col. W. Yolland.
This item is linked to the Accident at Kinnersley - Moorhampton on 24th October 1872
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"The train was running about 15 miles an hour when [the guard] jumped out. He states the girl had been lying on his greatcoat at the rear of the van, and when he came to the door of the van to jump out, she came to the door also, as if she was going to follow him; he says he told her to follow him, and then jumped off and fell on his knees, but did not hurt himself, and that he could not possibly put breaks down on the waggons at that time.
I think the time has now arrived when the Inspecting Officers of the Board of Trade should decline to recommend that any new lines of railway, whether double or single, which have steep inclines on them, on which vehicles are liable to break away, and by the action of gravity alone may run back, should be opened for traffic, unless these portions are worked on the absolute block system. And I strongly recommend that the directors of the Hereford, Hay and Brecon Railway Company should be urged at once to adopt this system on their line,- as this incident does not appear to have been the first of the kind that has happened on their line, fortunately without the same serious results."
15th September 1870
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