The report on the derailment of a passenger train on plain line.
This document was published on 20th December 1860 by Board of Trade.
It was written by Col. W. Yolland.
This item is linked to the Accident at Gillingham - Templecombe on 20th November 1860
The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 3 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Barry Turvin and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 9th July 2012 by Stuart Johnson.
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"It appears that as the 6h. 5m. p.m. down passenger train from Salisbury to Yeovil, consisting of engine and tender, four carriages, and a guard's break van at the tail of the train, was on its way on the 20th ult., and when about 4 3/4 miles from Gillingham, the whole train suddenly got off the rails, and the engine and tender, after running about 136 yards beyond the spot at which the first mark on the rails of something being wrong was discovered, they turned over partly on their sides and sunk in the ballast and earthwork. The three next carriages to the tender were all off the rails, uncoupled from the tender, from each other, and from the after part of the train, which comprised a carriage and a break van ; and these last vehicles were off the rails, and hanging still coupled together over the third brick pier of a fourspanned low water-way, with 12 feet openings."
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