The report into the collision between a light engine and a engineering train, and the subsequent collision of an express passenger train with the wreckage, at Laurencekirk in 1976.
This document was published on 8th December 1977 by Department of Transport.
It was written by Maj. A. B. G. King.
This item is linked to the Accident at Laurencekirk - Carmont on 12th June 1976
The original document format was Stapled Book, and comprised 13 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Nick Smith and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 4th October 2006.
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"During an engineering possession of the Up line, a diesel locomotive running light collided with a train loaded with prefabricated track panels being propelled in the opposite direction by another locomotive. As a result a number of track panels were displaced and one became foul of the Down line on which was approaching the 14.00 King's Cross to Aberdeen express passenger train. Despite making an emergency brake application, its driver was unable to bring his train to a stand clear of the obstruction. The locomotive struck the panel at a speed of about 10 mile/h, was pierced in 3 places by the rails, and one wheel was derailed.
The emergency services were alerted by a nearby farmer and responded quickly. The only injuries were to two railway employees, travelling in the rear cab of the light locomotive, who were conveyed by ambulance to hospital where one was detained for 3 days."
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