TQ2892 : Locomotive humbled after serious derailment at New Southgate

taken 72 years ago, near to Friern Barnet, Barnet, Great Britain

Locomotive humbled after serious derailment at New Southgate
Locomotive humbled after serious derailment at New Southgate
View eastward, across the East Coast Main Line just north of New Southgate Station. [See my 'Triumph and Beyond: the East Coast Main Line, 1939 - 1959, Part 1', Challenger, 1998]. Owing to poor maintenance of the track after the War, the overnight 19.50 Edinburgh - King's Cross derailed at 70 mph north of New Southgate station. The engine became detached from the train and slid along 100 yards. The fireman was killed and the driver injured, but the passengers were relatively unscathed. The locomotive is A2/1 Pacific 60508 'Duke of Rothesay' and the driver was the celebrated Bill Hoole. (See also Adrian Gray 'East Coast Main Line Disasters', Pendragon Publication 2013).
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TQ2892, 112 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
17 July 1948   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 8 February, 2011
Category
Railway accident   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 285 924 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:36.9784N 0:8.7242W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 285 924
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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