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Accident at Quintinshill on 22nd May 1915

Accident Summary

Accident at Quintinshill on 22nd May 1915

Location

Quintinshill

Train Operator

Caledonian Railway

Primary Causes

Signaller error, failure to operate rule 55

Secondary Cause

Gas lighting

Result

Head on collision, derailment, fire

227 fatalities, 246 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 (3.8Mb download)Accident Returns: Extract for Accident at Quintinshill on 22 May 191517th Sep 1915

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