The report on a head-on collision between a passenger train and a stationary coal train, near Laisterdyke.
This document was published on 23rd February 1877 by Board of Trade.
It was written by Capt. H. W. Tyler.
This item is linked to the Accident at Shipley Junction on 12th January 1877
The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 1 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from John Whitaker and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 26th April 2012 by Stuart Johnson.
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"The engine-driver of the passenger train in question, Daniel Ledder, states that he left Bradford at 4.35 p.m. punctually. His train consisted of an engine and tender, and four carriages, of which two were break-carriages. In starting from the Laister-Dyke station he whistled, and the proper semaphore arm was lowered for him to run through the two junctions towards Gildersome. He was proceeding forward in due course, when he suddenly found himself turned towards the Shipley line instead of running along the Gildersome line. He heard three or four people shouting, and immediately afterwards his train struck the engine of a coal-train on the Shipley line, at a speed of about ten miles an hour. He had only time to shut off steam and reverse his engine before the collision."
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