The report into the derailment of a freight train at Quintinshill in 2002.
This document was published in 2002 by Railway Safety & Standards Board.
It was written by Railway Safety & Standards Board.
This item is linked to the Accident at Quintinshill on 17th June 2002
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"A freight train, 4M63, owned and operated by English Welsh and Scottish Railway Ltd (EWS) and comprising 14 fully loaded OTA timber wagons, hauled by electric locomotive 92039, was travelling on the West Coast Main Line (WCML) between Lockerbie and Gretna Junction.
At approximately 0906hrs, in the vicinity of Grahamshill, the right-hand bearing of the leading wheelset on the leading OTA wagon failed, causing that wheelset to derail.
At about 366 metres from the Quintinshill trailing crossover the trailing wheelset of the front wagon also derailed whereupon the track began to sustain serious damage causing further wagons to derail.
The derailed wagons caused substantial damage to the switches and crossings work, demolished 2 overhead line structures until a wagon collided with an overbridge causing the wagons to detach from the locomotive. At this point the brake pipe was severed causing the locomotive to come to a stand approximately 183 metres further on, at 0911hrs."
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