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Accident at Blackheath Tunnel on 16th December 1864

Accident Summary


Blackheath Tunnel

Train Operator

South Eastern Railway

Primary Cause

Signaller error

Secondary Causes

Excessive train load, station staff error


Rear collision

5 fatalities, 19 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 (0.2Mb download)Accident Returns: Extract for the Accident at Blackheath Tunnel on 16th December 186413th Jan 1865

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