Llantrisant rail accident

On 12 August 1893 a T-link broke beneath a locomotive running down the bank from Merthyr to Cardiff hauling a passenger train. This allowed an underhung spring to break away from the engine and foul the wheels of the leading van, derailing the entire train. The first six carriages ran down an embankment, killing thirteen.

Llantrisant rail accident
Details
Date12 August 1893
LocationLlantrisant
CountryWales
LineTaff Vale Railway
CauseLocomotive suspension failure
Statistics
Trains1
Deaths13
Injured12
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SourcesEdit

  • Rolt, L.T.C.; Kichenside, Geoffrey (1982) [1955]. Red for Danger (4th ed.). Newton Abbot: David & Charles. p. 82. ISBN 0-7153-8362-0.

Coordinates: 51°32′32″N 3°22′23″W / 51.5421°N 3.3731°W / 51.5421; -3.3731