TQ2775 : Clearing up after the 12 December 1988 crash west of Clapham Junction

near to Battersea, Wandsworth, Great Britain

Clearing up after the 12 December 1988 crash west of Clapham Junction
Clearing up after the 12 December 1988 crash west of Clapham Junction
View SW towards Wimbledon etc. from the Battersea Rise bridge/Spencer Park Road on the day after a bad accident had occurred on the Up lines (nearest) at 08.10 the previous morning, in which 35 people were killed and over 500 injured. Owing to an installation fault with the signalling, a crowded Up train had run into the rear of another and the wreckage was then struck by a Down empty train. The view shows all four ex-LSWR tracks of the main Waterloo - Wimbledon - Woking and the West line blocked by the breakdown-train men at work more than 24 hours afterwards. The numerous casualties had been brought up the bank on the right to Spencer Park Road. (See also TQ2674 : Clearing up after the December 1988 crash west of Clapham Junction).
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1988
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 13 December, 1988   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 26 September, 2012
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Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 270 751 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.6591N 0:10.3548W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 270 751
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