The Twello train accident was a railway accident on 22 December 1900 at 21:00 in front of the Twello railway station, Twello.[1] The express train from Amsterdam (Sneltrein 238; pulled by an NS 1600) collided head-to-head with a regional train (Stoptrein 927; pulled by an NS 1600) from Almelo to Apeldoorn. Normally these trains pass each other at Bathmen, but due to a delay of the express train, the crossing was changed to Twello. The crash happened because the person who takes care of the railroad switch failed to set a switch, allowing two trains on the same track. The express train then collided with the stationary regional train.[2][3][4][5] Two men from Deventer died. Five passengers were seriously injured and two conductors sustained minor injuries. Two station officials were sentenced in January 1901 to six weeks' imprisonment.[6]

Twello train accident
Twello railway station in 1900 (before the accident)
Date22 December 1900
LocationTwello railway station, Twello
Coordinates52°14′17″N 6°6′0″E / 52.23806°N 6.10000°E / 52.23806; 6.10000
Incident typeHead-to-head collision
CauseWrong set railroad switch
Injured7 (5 seriously, 2 minor)

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  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-11-24. Retrieved 2016-11-24.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "no title" (in Dutch). Goessche Courant. 25 December 1900. p. 2.
  3. ^ "no title" (in Dutch). Haarlem's Dagblad. 25 December 1900. p. 2. {{cite web}}: Cite uses generic title (help)
  4. ^ "no title" (in Dutch). De Rijnbode. 30 December 1900. {{cite web}}: Cite uses generic title (help); Missing or empty |url= (help)
  5. ^ "Het spoorwegongeluk bij Twello" (in Dutch). Vliegend blaadje : nieuws- en advertentiebode voor Den Helder. 29 December 1900. p. 1.
  6. ^ Jongerius, René (1993). Spoorwegongevallen in Nederland 1839-1993. Deel 22 in de boekenreeks van de NVBS (in Dutch). Schuyt & Co (Haarlem). ISBN 9060973410.