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Accident at Norwich (Thorpe) on 10th September 1874

Accident Summary

Accident at Norwich (Thorpe) on 10th September 1874


Norwich (Thorpe)

Train Operator

Great Eastern Railway

Primary Cause

Station staff error

Secondary Cause

Lack of staff or token working


Head on collision, derailment

25 fatalities, 75 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 (1.9Mb download)The Report Of The Court Of Inquiry, Held In The Pursuance Of An Order Of The Board Of Trade, Dated The 12th September 1874, Into The Circumstances Att...30th Sep 1874

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