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Title: Railway Accident at Cornholme 1967 - TAS001082

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Railway Accident at Cornholme 1967 - TAS001082

Description

During the night of 15 August a train of 36 loaded vans and empty mineral wagons from Lostock Hall to Healey Mills headed by a Type 4 disel D398 collided with the 'Copy Pit' banker*, an 8F 2-8-0 steam loco, at about 60-70 mph. The driver of the diesel was killed and wreckage was strewn over a mile with some wagons rolling down the embankment including into houses in Cornholme. (Information thanks to 'Railway Memories No. 11, Halifax and the Calder Valley' published by Bellcode Books.)

* Banking was the use on a steep gradient of a powerful loco at the rear of a heavy train to help ‘push it up’ and also to stop any wagons that broke away from rolling back down hill, not unknown in the Upper Calder Valley.

Date

2014-09-28T12:26:37

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PHDA - Todmorden Antiquarian Society

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Pennine Horizons Digital Archive

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TAS001082.jpg

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Citation

“Railway Accident at Cornholme 1967 - TAS001082,” Pennine Horizons Digital Archive, accessed April 22, 2024, https://penninehorizons.org/items/show/36714.

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