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The report on the derailment of an express passenger train at Goswick in 1953.
This document was published on 12th May 1954 by Ministry of Transport.
It was written by Col W. P. Reed.
This item is linked to the Accident at Goswick on 28th October 1953
The original document format was Stapled Book, and comprised 6 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Stuart Johnson and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 5th January 2007.
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"The 9.15 pm. Up express passenger train Glasgow to Colchester, drawn by a Pacific type engine, became completely derailed while it was travelling under clear signals at about 55 m.p.h. over facing points which were disarranged by a loose part hanging under the engine. The coaches kept in line after the derailment and remained on their wheels, and damage to bodywork was slight. Only one of the 58 passengers required first aid treatment and none of the train crew was injured."
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