The report on the collision of a goods train with a passenger train at Water Lane junction, Leeds.
This document was published on 29th November 1864 by Board of Trade.
It was written by Capt. H. W. Tyler.
This item is linked to the Accident at Water Lane Junction on 4th November 1864
The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 2 pages.
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"This York train left the Wellington Station at 7 p.m. and as it approached the Water Lane Junction the engine-driver found the signals at danger. He therefore slackened his speed and brought his train to a stand short of the junction. After waiting for about a minute, while the Harrogate train got clear of the up line, he saw the signalman turn the lamp of his semaphore signal from red to green, and show a white light from his handlamp, for him to proceed. It was only after he had started forward in obedience to these signals, and had fouled the junction, that he saw the Midland goods train coming from the direction of Whitehall. He noticed that the driver of that train was endeavouring to pull up, and he turned his steam full on and tried to get through out of its way, but he was unable to avoid the collision that followed."
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