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Accident at Lewisham on 4th December 1957

Accident Summary

Accident at Lewisham on 4th December 1957
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Location

Lewisham

Train Operator

British Railways (Southern Region)

Primary Cause

Driver error

Secondary Causes

Fog, lack of AWS

Result

Signal passed at danger, rear collision, derailment, bridge collapse

90 fatalities, 176 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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Related Documents

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view document PDF (2.2Mb download)Report On The Collision That Occurred On 4th December, 1957 Near Lewisham In The Southern Region British Railways...15th Jun 1958

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