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The report on the derailment of a passenger train near Carmarthen.
This document was published on 30th January 1855 by Board of Trade.
It was written by Col. W. Yolland.
This item is linked to the Accident at Carmarthen on 3rd January 1855
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 21st September 2011 by John Charnley.
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"The Loadstar left Haverfordwest again with the 1.20 p.m. up passenger train, and proceeded safely until it arrived within about a quarter of a mile of Carmarthen, when it again mounted the rails and ran off the line to the left, and ran partly down an embankment, its speed being about 10 or 12 miles an hour, dragging the tender and one carriage off the rails, but injuring none of the passengers."
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