The derailment was due primarily to the excessive speed of the goods train. Responsibility must rest with the driver who drove his train well in excess of the permitted maximum of 35 mile/h. The derailment was initiated by one of the loaded mineral cars near the front. These cars are normally stable up to 45 mile/h. As several of the cars derailed they collided with four cars of an express passenger train. The condition of the track contributed to the accident but had the goods train been driven at its correct speed or even up to 45 mile/h derailment would most probably not have occurred. Speed was estimated at 50 mile/h.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1970-3-20

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  • Accession Number: 00037777
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1976 12:00AM