The report into the rear collision between two trains as a result of the lack of the proper number of tail lamps and driver error of the second train, exacerbated by station staff and signaller error.
This document was published on 9th October 1844 by Board of Trade.
It was written by Maj.-Gen. C. W. Pasley.
This item is linked to the Accident at Anerly on 5th October 1844
The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 3 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Bill King and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 13th July 2012 by Ralph Chadkirk.
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"The second tram passed the Jolly Sailor Station about three minutes after the first, the green light being then exhibited there as a signal to go on with caution; and on approaching the Anerley Station, the engineman of this train observed a red light on the signal post, which was the signal to stop at that station; but not seeing the red light that ought to have been exhibited in the rear ofthe preceding train, he considered it was gone. and just as it was slowly quitting the station he ran into it, but with diminished speed"
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