Abbots Ripton Rail Accident

Abbots Ripton Rail Accident

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Abbots Ripton rail disaster occurred on 21 January 1876 at Abbots Ripton, then in the county of Huntingdonshire, England, now in Cambridgeshire, on the Great Northern Railway main line, previously thought to be exemplary for railway safety. In the accident, the Special Scotch Express, ( known as the Flying Scotsman after 1923) train from Edinburgh to London was involved in a collision, during a blizzard, with a coal train. An express travelling in the other direction then ran into the wreckage. The initial accident was caused by: over-reliance on signals and blockworking as allowing high-speed running even in adverse conditions, systematic signal failure in the adverse conditions of that day due to a vulnerability to accumulation of snow and ice.show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 231g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136768011
  • 9786136768014