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Accident at Falmer on 6th June 1851

Accident Summary

Location

Falmer

Train Operator

London, Brighton & South Coast Railway

Primary Cause

Obstruction by debris

Secondary Causes

Excessive speed, poor rolling stock stability, poor visibility

Result

Collision with debris, derailment, collision with structure, train fall from height

5 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 (0.9Mb download)Copy of the Report of the Officer appointed by the Commissioners of Railways, to inquire into the Circumstances attending the Fatal Accident which occ...16th Jun 1851

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