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Accident at Shipton - on - Cherwell on 24th December 1874

Accident Summary

Accident at Shipton - on - Cherwell on 24th December 1874


Shipton - on - Cherwell

Train Operator

Great Western Railway

Primary Cause

Tyre defect

Secondary Causes

Inadequate brake power, inadequate driver-guard communication


Wheel failure, derailment

34 fatalities, 69 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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Related Documents

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view document PDF (1.9Mb download)The Report of the Court of Inquiry into the Circumstances Attending the Accident on the Great Western Railway which occurred near Shipton - on - Cherw...27th Feb 1875

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