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The report into the road vehicle collision at Riccall Gates level crossing in 1952.
This document was published on 20th December 1952 by Ministry of Transport.
It was written by Col. R. J. Walker.
This item is linked to the Accident at Riccall Gates Level Crossing on 16th July 1952
The original document format was Stapled Book, and comprised 6 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Robin Lush and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 17th August 2006.
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"I regret to state that the two passengers of the car were killed instantly.
The train was the 4.45 pm. Tees-Tyne" Pullman Express and it consisted of eight conches. Drawn by a Type A4, left hand drive, 4-6-2, engine. Vacuum brakes were in operation on all coaches and tender wheels, and on the driving wheels of the engine. The total weight of the train was 485 tons, and its brake power was 317 tons.
The car, which was an Austin A.70 saloon. was wrecked but damage caused to the engine by the collision was very slight. Both crossing gates were destroyed."
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