The report into the derailment of an express passenger train at Marshmoor in 1946.
This document was published on 24th February 1947 by Ministry of Transport.
It was written by Lieut. Col. G. R. S. Wilson.
This item is linked to the Accident at Marshmoor on 10th November 1946
The original document format was Stapled Book, and comprised 8 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 4.45 p.m. express passenger train, No. 177, from Newcastle to King's Cross, comprising 12 bogie vehicles hauled by a 2-6-2 type tender engine of the V2 class, was travelling at about 55 m.p.h. on the Up Main line, when it became completely derailed, except for the leading pony wheels of the engine, as it entered an easy right handed curve, approximately 400 yards south of Marshmoor signal box. There were screw couplings in front and rear of the leading coach; otherwise the train was Buckeye coupled throughout.
The train ran for approximately 295 yards beyond the first mark of derailment, and all the couplings held. The engine and the 12 coaches remained in fair line and, except for the fourth which was overturned on its right hand (corridor) side and the fifth which was partially overturned, came to rest upright or nearly so; apart from broken window lights and other superficial damage, the coach bodies were intact, though there was a good deal of damage to bogies and undergear. Except for the brake rigging, the engine was practically undamaged. The train was lightly loaded and fortunately there were no serious casualties; 7 passengers complained of minor injuries and shock, but none required hospital attention."
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