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The report into the collision between two passenger train at York in 1975.
This document was published on 11th June 1976 by Department of the Environment.
It was written by Maj. A. B. G. King.
This item is linked to the Accident at York on 11th January 1975
The original document format was Stapled Book, and comprised 10 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Nick Smith and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 18th September 2006.
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"The 23.15 King's Cross to Aberdeen passenger train, having passed at Danger a multiple-aspect colour light signal on the Down Main line, came into sidelong collision at about 20 mile/h with the rear two vehicles of the 19.20 Aberdeen to King's Cross diesel locomotive hauled passenger train which was running beside Platform No. 9 under clear signals at about 10 mile/h to make its booked stop.
Fortunately no passengers were injured but I regret that the guard of the southbound train sustained injuries and was detained in hospital for 14 days."
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