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Accident at Wigan on 3rd August 1873

Accident Summary

Accident at Wigan on 3rd August 1873



Train Operator

London & North Western Railway

Primary Cause

Excessive speed

Secondary Cause

No firm conclusion


Derailment, collision with structure

13 fatalities, 30 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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Document not yet sourced - click if you have this itemAccident Returns: Extract for the Accident at Wigan on 3rd August 18731873

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