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Two derailed locomotives, 24 October 1905.

Thompson, Edward

Two derailed locomotives, 24 October 1905.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


Two North Eastern Railway (NER) 0-6-0 locomotives derailed in an accident on an embankment between Winston and Gainford in County Durham. The accident was caused by workmen who had removed a length of rail. The photograph was part of a record compiled by the locomotive engineer, Edward Thompson, when he worked for NER, entitled 'The Evidence of the Sun'.

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