SD7993 : Lunds Viaduct from B6289

taken 7 years ago, near to Garsdale Head, Cumbria, Great Britain

Lunds Viaduct from B6289
Lunds Viaduct from B6289
It was just north of here a serious railway accident occurred. The Hawes Junction rail crash occurred on 24 December 1910, It was caused when a busy signalman forgot about a pair of light engines waiting at his down (northbound) starting signal to return to their base at Carlisle. They were still waiting there when the signalman set the road for the down Scotch express: when the signal cleared, the light engines set off in front of the express into the same block section. Since the light engines were travelling at low speed from a stand at Hawes Junction, and the following express was travelling at high speed, a collision was inevitable. The express caught the light engines just after Moorcock Tunnel near Ais Gill summit in Mallerstang and was almost wholly derailed.
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Date Taken
Friday, 9 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 14 July, 2010
Category
Viaduct   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 792 932 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:20.0470N 2:19.2089W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 793 933
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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