The report of the derailment of a passenger train at Howden in 1840. This was the first report by the Board of Trade into a railway accident.
This document was published in 1840 by Board of Trade.
It was written by Lieut. Col. Sir Frederic Smith (RE, FRS).
This item is linked to the Accident at Howden on 7th August 1840
The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 3 pages.
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"At this point I am informed that the large casting fell from the truck, so as to lie across the rails. The foremost carriage was in consequence thrown off the line, dragging after it four other carriages. The first that was thrown off was the Leeds and Selby first class carriage. This was broken to pieces; but fortunately it was empty. The next was a second class Hull and Selby carriage, also empty. It was only partially broken. The third was a third class empty Hull and Selby carriage, which was not much damaged. The fourth was a York and. North Midland third class carriage, which was broken to pieces. The fifth was a first class York and North Midland carriage, which was considerably damaged. The sixth was a Hull and Selby second class carriage, which not much broken, but in this carriage were the four persons who were either killed on the spot or who died in consequence of the injuries they received."
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