The report of the misrouting of a passenger train into a siding at Baker Street station.
This document was published on 4th February 1870 by Board of Trade.
It was written by Capt. H. W. Tyler.
This item is linked to the Accident at Baker Street on 29th January 1870
The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 2 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Barry Turvin and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 26th June 2012 by John Charnley.
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"The engine-driver did not notice anything peculiar as he passed through the facing point of the engine siding after he started from the Baker Street platform, and he had been unable to see the point as he approached it; but when he had travelled forward for about 30 yards, he then found, by the position of the water-crane and the coke-stage, that he was running into the siding in place of travelling along the main line. He shut off his steam and reversed his engine, and he had no sooner done so than his engine came into collision with a wall at the end of the siding, 75 yards from the passenger platform."
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