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Accident at Milton on 20th November 1955

Accident Summary

Accident at Milton on 20th November 1955



Train Operator

British Railways (Western Region)

Primary Causes

Driver error, excessive speed

Secondary Causes

Guard error, site staff error


Derailment, train fall from height

11 fatalities, 163 injured

Accident Investigation Status

This accident has been the subject of a published formal accident investigation, which you will find below.

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view document PDF (1.0Mb download)Report on the Derailment which occurred on 20th November 1955 at Milton (near Didcot) in the Western Region British Railways...26th Mar 1956

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