On This Day in History - 1835: The Great Western Railway is created by an Act of Parliament
The report on a collision between an excursion train and a coal train which was shunting clear of the main line.
This document was published on 15th January 1869 by Board of Trade.
It was written by Col. W. Yolland.
This item is linked to the Accident at Euxton Junction on 18th December 1868
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 26th August 2011 by Stuart Johnson.
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"The driver of the excursion train, who had not driven many times on this line, states, that he was waved ahead by the signalman with a hand lamp showing a red light out of the window of the signal box, but the signalman did not speak to them or call out, and he went slowly on, as he understood the waving of the red light was to tell them to go cautiously, and when he came near the junction signal box he saw three red lights ahead, van lamps on a train, and all at once these lights disappeared, and he says he did not know what had become of them; that he passed along cautiously, as he did not know what was going on, and was running about four or five miles an hour when he came in contact with two coal waggons that stood next to the engine, and knocked them off the road."
15th January 1869
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