Derailment at Hollacombe, September 1866

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This accident took place on 21 September 1866, and involved the 9.53 "up" train from Dartmouth. Workmen had been laying a new set of points (for a siding for Hollacombe gasworks) and an iron bar had become jammed in the tracks. Fortunately no-one was seriously hurt. A description of the accident was published on page 6 of the "Torquay Directory" newspaper of 26 September 1866.

Written by Mark Pool

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Title Value
Written by Mark Pool
Organisation Torbay Library Services
Identifier ref 9
Contributor   Mark Pool  
Date   1866  
Format   mounted sepia toned photograph; mount 130 mm x 2150 mm; photo 165 mm x 950  
Language   en-uk  
Coverage   Devon. Hollacombe  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Railways. Trains. Broad gauge. Accidents  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Torbay Library Services  
Keywords steam engine train broad gauge engineering