Scotch Express St.Neots Station 1895

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“The St. Neots Derailment 1895 occurred near to St. Neots railway station on 10, November, 1895, when a Great Northern Railway Scottish express from Kings Cross encountered a broken rail. The train left Kings Cross on time at 2330 on the Saturday night and proceeded at normal speed, which would have been about 50 mph. It was hauled by one of the GNR’s latest and largest of its 8 foot singles, number. 1006. The consist was of eight vehicles: a guard’s van, a coach, a Pullman Sleeping Car (Iona), a corridor coach, another sleeping car, two further coaches and a final guard’s van. Fortunately it was only carryng twenty seven passengers.”

Read More About it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Neots_Derailment_1895

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