|site name:-||Settle and Carlisle Railway|
Mallerstang parish, once in
Wet weather causing floods had closed the railway across
Blea Moor, but the 4.26pm down train from Carlisle to Leeds,
set off from Kirkby Stephen after the situation had been
assessed, to go as far as Ribblehead, 31 January 1995. The
train was a class 156 two car dmu. Running at about 60mph,
in rain in the dark, it ran into landslide near Ais Gill,
about 6.46pm. The train was derailed and blocked the up line
Although various procedures were followed to protect all
trains, the following 5.45 down train ran into the derailed
train, only 6 or 7 minutes after the initial accident.
It took nearly three years for the accident report to arrive, late 1997. The fault was in the procedures followed for protecting the train after the accident.
|Aisgill Signal Box, Mallerstang|
|Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013|