Railway accident at Balby Bridge, 1947

Railway accident at Balby Bridge, 1947

Title: Railway accident at Balby Bridge, 1947

Date: 1947-08-09

Place: Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England

Description: Derailed train at Balby Bridge, Doncaster, 9 August 1947. The accident occurred when one crowded London & North Eastern Railway passenger train crashed into the rear of another. They had both erroneously been given the signal to pass through a junction. The last three carriages of the first train were almost totally destroyed. Eighteen people lost their lives.

Our reference: 1997-7396_DON_51_105

Collection: Doncaster photos

Background: BR Warflat