The report into the collision between a light engine and a parcels train at Worcester Tunnel Junction in 1976.
This document was published on 28th September 1977 by Department of Transport.
It was written by Maj. A. B. G. King.
This item is linked to the Accident at Worcester Tunnel Junction on 3rd January 1976
The original document format was Stapled Book, and comprised 14 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Stuart Johnson and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 29th September 2006.
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"Whilst Time Interval working was in force between Droitwich Spa and Worcester Tunnel Junction Signal Boxes, following a failure of all communications caused by high winds on the evening of 2nd January, a diesel locomotive travelling light from Bescot to Gloucester collided at a speed of about 45 mile/h with the rear of the 05.30 Birmingham Curzon Street to Worcester parcels train as the latter was about to pull away from a stand at the Worcester Tunnel Junction Up Home Signal. The leading cab and access compartment of the light locomotive were completely destroyed and it was partially derailed; the sole vehicle of the parcels train was severely damaged and its bogies were displaced and derailed. I regret to report that the driver and guard of the light locomotive were both killed and the crew of the parcels train were treated in hospital for shock but were discharged the next day."
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