Three goods trains crashed in dense fog at Hitchin, UK, on Nov. 19. Wagons core?
Three goods trains crashed in dense fog at Hitchin, UK, on Nov. 19. Wagons core shattered, freight spilled over the lines, a signal gantry knocked down and lengths of the line ripped up.
The pile up was caused by one goods train running into the back of another and then a third running into the wreckage.
A light engine on another line was detailed by the third engine jumping the rails and crashing into it.
Trains from London to northern towns were diverted to other lines.
The drivers of the wrecked trains escaped serious injury despite the amount of damage.
By late afternoon break-down gangs had cleared the lines and plate-layers were already at work repairing the permanent way.