In all, there were 1293 train accidents on British Railways in 1948. Causes were listed as: failure of the human element, 639, defective apparatus, 188, other (track obstructions, passenger or other person misconduct), 466. The report, from which this article was taken, contains a number of summarized tables which cover the past 34 years and gives the total casualties in all movement on rail, with information about traffic carried, staff employed, etc.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Mount, A
  • Publication Date: 1949-7-1

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  • Accession Number: 00037885
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM