The report on a collision in fog between a mail train and a shunting goods train, a short distance south of Manchester (London Road).
This document was published on 29th January 1869 by Board of Trade.
It was written by Col. W. Yolland.
This item is linked to the Accident at Hyde Road on 29th 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 30th July 2011 by Stuart Johnson.
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"The pilot engine and waggons had got clear of the up line, and were on the down line, and the engine was about to shunt these waggons back on the down line to the entrance into the down sidings which lies south of Hyde Road junction, and therefore between Longsight and Hyde Road junctions, when the signalman heard a down train approaching from Longsight junction, which afterwards proved to be the 10 a.m. or mail train from London. The signalman further states that he took his red flag, and went to the door of his box, and waved the flag; but it was a foggy day, and he could not see the train at a greater distance than 130 yards, and when he first saw the train the steam was off, and the train passed his box at the rate of 12 miles an hour, and came into collision with the goods waggons standing 130 yards on the Manchester side of his box, and not between Longsight and Hyde Road."
29th January 1869
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