Scans of accident reports relating to the former Great Central Main Line. Click on the cover page to read the reports (you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader for this). More to follow.
|In the early hours of the 11th February 1961, the ex GWR locomotive 6902 Butlers Hall was heading the 10.23 p.m. York - Swindon express when it collided with the rear portion of a divided freight train and derailed. Tragically this resulted in the death of the driver of the express, Driver A. L. L. Jones, who was trapped on his footplate. This is the official report of the inquiry into the accident, including signalling diagrams. (4.1 Mbytes)|
|On the 19th February 1957, during a block failure caused by heavy snow bringing down the overhead wires, the crew of a passenger train misread a signal and ran into the back of a freight train just north of Leicester Central, thankfully without serious injury. (2.2 Mbytes)|
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