This accident report describes the derailment of a freight train and consequent collision with a passenger train on October 28, 1964, near Henwich Hall, England. It was concluded that the basic cause of the accident was the condition of some of the privately-owned tank cars in the train, the events leading up to the derailment being initiated by the failure of a rear coupling at a fault in the weld. Both crowns of this link had been severely reduced by wear, and the quality of the iron was inferior to that specified. The derailment itself occurred due to excessive difference in face camber in four bearing springs and excessive wear on the locating lugs in all four brass bearings in the axleboxes on one wagon.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1965-12-3

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  • Accession Number: 00037242
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM