The report into the derailment of a passenger train at Garston in 1955.
This document was published on 28th March 1956 by Ministry of Transport.
It was written by Col W. P. Reed.
This item is linked to the Accident at Garston - Hunts Cross West on 24th November 1955
The original document format was Stapled Book, and comprised 6 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Stuart Johnson and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 31st July 2006.
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"The 1.30 p.m. Up express passenger train from Liverpool Central to Manchester Central was running at about 50 m.p.h. on the Up tine when a coach was derailed by a buffer which had fallen a few minutes earlier from a light engine passing on the adjacent Down line. One bogie of another coach was derailed after the first one had collided with a concrete signal post and the edge of the abutment of an overbridge. The screw couplings between all the coaches held fast, and the vehicles kept more or less in line as the train was brought to a stand. Very prompt action was taken to stop a Down express train which was due, although the Down line was not blocked by the derailment.
There were no serious casualties, and after first aid treatment had been given to three passengers all were sent forward an hour later in the 6rst two coaches."
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