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The report into the collision between a passenger train and a light engine at Mottingham in 1946.
This document was published on 1st May 1946 by Ministry of Transport.
It was written by Col. A. C. Trench.
This item is linked to the Accident at Mottingham on 19th March 1946
The original document format was Stapled Book, and comprised 4 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Stuart Johnson and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 30th October 2006.
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"The 9.40 p.m. Down Electric train, Charing Cross to Dartford, running under clear signals at about 25 m.p.h. collided with the tender of a light engine which was standing on the Down road at the London end of the station. I regret to state that the motorman of the Electric train was killed, and 13 passengers suffered minor injuries, 2 being detained in hospital ; in addition the driver and fireman of the light engine, and a guard who was travelling on it Suffered from shock."
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