Hawes Junction Rail Crash

Hawes Junction Rail Crash

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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 Hawes Junction rail crash occurred on 24 December 1910, on the Midland Railway's Settle and Carlisle mainline at the junction with the Wensleydale Railway in Westmorland (now Cumbria), England. It was caused when a busy signalman (Sutton) forgot about a pair of light engines waiting at his down (northbound) starting signal to return to their base at Carlisle. They were still waiting there when the signalman set the road for the down Scotch express. When the signal cleared, the light engines set off in front of the express into the same block section. Since the light engines were travelling at low speed from a stand at Hawes Junction, and the following express was travelling at high speed, a collision was inevitable. The express caught the light engines just after Moorcock Tunnel near Ais Gill summit in Mallerstang and was almost wholly derailed.
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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • 613590356X
  • 9786135903560