The highlights of a train accident which occurred at Washington Union Station are reported. This train the "Federal" express composed of 16 coaches, entered the station out of control and collided with the buffer-stops at 35 mph. As a result, the train broke through into the main concourse of the station, demolishing the stationmaster's office and a bookstall, and was prevented from continuing into the main waiting room only by the collapse of the concourse floor. The accident was caused by the angle cock of the compressed air brake connection between the third and fourth coaches having been turned almost completely off.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1953-4-3

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 389
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039928
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM