Battersea Park Rail Crash (1937)

Battersea Park Rail Crash (1937)

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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 Battersea Park rail crash occurred on 2 April 1937, just south of Battersea Park railway station on the Southern Railway, in London. Two electrically-driven passenger trains collided on the Up Local line; the second train, from Coulsdon to Victoria, had been allowed into the section while it was still occupied by the first train, from London Bridge to Victoria. The signalman at Battersea Park, G. F. Childs, believing there was a fault with the Sykes electromechanical interlocking apparatus which was installed at the box, had opened up the case of the instrument and inadvertently cleared the interlock which should have prevented this situation. The official enquiry ruled that he subsequently accepted the Coulsdon train, although he should have been aware that the London Bridge train had not cleared the section. Ten people were killed, including the guard of the London Bridge train, and seven people seriously injured. Another accident had occurred at Battersea Park in 1881.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Anim Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136608383
  • 9786136608389