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"The accident was caused by the neglect of the signalman in charge of the Anglesea sidings, who should have put the coal train into the siding, and cleared both main lines for the passenger trains 10 minutes before they were due; instead of which, he started the coal train about the very time when a passenger train was due on the same line of rails, and placed his signals at all right and caution, instead of at danger, which was calculated to make the driver of the passenger train believe that the coal train had gone more than five minutes prior to his arrival; whereas the coal train had only started about three minutes before the passenger train ran past."

Accident Returns: Extract for the Accident at Anglesea Sidings on 27th December 1869

January 26, 2015 at 4:07 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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