The report of the collision of a pick-up train with a passenger train at Monkton, Ayrshire.
This document was published on 22nd October 1852 by Board of Trade.
It was written by Capt. George Wynne (RE).
This item is linked to the Accident at Monckton on 27th August 1852
The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 2 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Bill King and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 13th April 2012 by John Charnley.
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"The parliamentary train was despatched from the Ayr station at 8.15 a.m. punctual to time; it was followed by the pick-up train; this train left at 8.23, three minutes after time; both trains were noted in the published time table to stop at aIl stations, but notwithstanding, it appeared from evidence I obtained, that it is not usual for the pick-up train to stop at a station unless it has something to leave or take away, and as the parliamentary train must stop at every station, the pick-up train becomes, in point of fact, a quick train following a slow train, with ordinarily an interval of but five minutes between the times of their despatch.
The Monckton station is four miles from Ayr, and an intermediate station occurs at Prestwick, two and a half miles from Ayr; the parliamentary train stopped at Prestwick, and had hardly been brought to a stand-still at Monckton, when the pick-up train (which did not stop at Prestwick on this occasion) ran into it."
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