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Accident at Burnley on 12th July 1852

Accident Summary



Train Operator

Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway

Primary Causes

Pointsman error, member of public operating railway equipment

Secondary Causes

Inadequate planning, inadequate track layout, lack of manpower


Buffer stop collision, telescoping

4 fatalities, unknown number of 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 (0.3Mb download)Accident Returns: Extract for the Accident at Burnley on 12th July 18526th Aug 1852

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