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placename:- Aisgill Summit
site name:- Settle and Carlisle Railway
locality:- Mallerstang
parish Mallerstang parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
railway summit
Altitude 1167 feet
coordinates:- SD77979623
10Km square:- SD79

1Km square SD7796

hearsay 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.

button   Aisgill Signal Box, Mallerstang

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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