The report on a rear-end collision in fog between a passenger train and part of a shunting goods train.
This document was published on 4th December 1860 by Board of Trade.
It was written by Capt. H. W. Tyler.
This item is linked to the Accident at West Staveley on 23rd November 1860
The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 2 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Barry Turvin and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 10th May 2012 by Stuart Johnson.
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"The van was left by itself on the main line in the first instance, whilst the engine and the remainder of the train went forward, backed into the siding, and drew the loaded waggons out of it. These were brought upon the main line, and placed in front of the van, and the engine was about to move forward again, to run the empty waggons by degrees into the siding,- for there was not room in it for them all at once,- when the passenger train came into collision with the break-van behind them. The shock does not appear to have been a violent one, though the van and one waggon were thrown off the line, and some of the passengers were unfortunately injured."
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