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The report on the collision of a passenger train with a light engine near Bowhouse, Stirlingshire.
This document was published on 19th May 1852 by Board of Trade.
It was written by Capt. Douglas Galton (R. E.).
This item is linked to the Accident at Bowhouse on 13th April 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 14th April 2012 by John Charnley.
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"On the morning of the 13th ultimo the morning passenger train left Linlithgow at 8.48, the proper time being 8.45 a.m. and reached Bowhouse at 9.6.a.m. On leaving Bowhouse station the train had to pass over a piece of line which was being relaid, and therefore proceeded at a very reduced speed; it then entered upon a curve of forty chains radius situated in a cutting which is crossed by an over bridge. On passing this bridge the driver and guard of the train saw an engine called the "Thetis" at a distance of about 100 yards approaching in the opposite direction. They immediately used all their endeavours to stop the train, and just succeeded in bringing it to a stand when a slight collision occurred."
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