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The report on the collision of an inspection train with a van at Ystrad Caron in 1953.
This document was published on 22nd June 1953 by Ministry of Transport.
It was written by Col. D. McMullen.
This item is linked to the Accident at Ystrad Caron Level Crossing, Tregaron on 5th May 1953
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 27th December 2006.
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"An inspection special train consisting of one coach drawn by a tank engine, travelling at about 25 m.p.h., ran into an Austin A.40 motor van which was passing over the crossing. The van was carried forward by the engine for 88 yards and burst into flames. I much regret to report that the six occupants of the van were killed outright or subsequently died from their injuries."
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