The derailment of the last coach of an electric multiple-unit down passenger train on December 13, 1963, which subsequently came into glancing contact with the side of another passenger train, was caused by axle fatigue. This fatigue would have been detected if the prescribed frequency for ultrasonic inspection had been observed. It was suggested that no axle be tested less frequently than every 18 months. One passenger was killed and 31 injured.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Robertson, JRH
  • Publication Date: 1964-11-20

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  • Accession Number: 00037235
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM