The train which consisted of a steam locomotive and nine coaches ran on to a temporary underline bridge immediately before Cheadle Hulme Station, at a speed in excess of the 10 mile/h restriction, burst the track, derailed, and parted between the fourth and fifth coaches. Two children and a railway representative were killed and 27 injured. Standard indicators had been provided at the beginning and end of the restriction but the warning board near Branhall Loop was non-standard. The train ran on to the bridge where the speed restriction was 10 mile/h at a speed of at least 45 mile/h. The warning board was not as conspicuous as it should have been. Such boards should be of standard design and brightly painted. The weakest point of the temporary bridge design was shown to be the fastening of the track to the waybeam by transoms and clamps to every other sleeper.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1965-4-16

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  • Accession Number: 00039497
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM