TL2311 : After a bad collision on the ECML south of Welwyn Garden City

taken 62 years ago, near to Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

After a bad collision on the ECML south of Welwyn Garden City
After a bad collision on the ECML south of Welwyn Garden City
View southward, towards Hatfield and London; ex-Great Northern East Coast Main Line. The 19.10 express from Aberdeen to King's Cross, hauled by A2/3 Pacific No. 60520 'Owen Tudor', had passed several signals at Danger - in fog and in spite of exploding detonators - and ran into the rear of the 06.10 Baldock - King's Cross local train, which was already on its way, at a closing speed of about 25 mph. Rear coaches of the Local were wrecked, killing one passenger and severely injuring 25 others. The Pacific overturned as seen, the driver being badly injured but the fireman was almost unharmed. The coaches of the express and their passengers were also relatively unharmed.

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TL2311, 14 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
7 January 1957   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 16 February, 2011
Category
Railway accident   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 235 114 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:47.2685N 0:12.6264W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 235 114
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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