PlaceArlesey, Bedfordshire
Date23 Dec, 1876,
Railway CompanyGreat Northern Railway
No of Fatalities4
Cause of AccidentDerailment and collision
Brief description of eventsA collision between a fast running express and a derailed freight train: the express was unable to stop due to lack of continuous brakes. Coroner crticised lack of continuous brake and short block sections in relation to speed.
Source/Bibliography/Further ReadingBacktrack, Vol 7, Sep/Oct 1993
London Illustrated News
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