Sutton Coldfield Accident 1994

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John Webb

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I would guess, as no formal investigation report is available, that it was probably a minor bump at low speed. Possibly one unit approaching another to couple and was going a little too fast? Or if Sutton Coldfield has any bays, a minor overrun in one of those? (Clearly something much less than the 1955 derailment!)
 

dave_wm

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I presume so - but by 1994 the station had lost its bay platform, and didn't have any permissive working! Definitely something rather less serious than 1955 though!
 

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There seems to be a substantial amount of compression to the front of that 150. The photo is grainy, but I'm trying to work out what is occupying the lower quarter of the image: There seems to be a lot of detritus scattered around in front of the unit. Had it hit something substantial on the track perhaps?
 
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