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A local up train, the 09:32 p.m. Hatfield – Kings Cross overran the signal. The signalman diverted it onto the main line to avoid it hitting the buffers, but acted too late and de-railed the engine. This was struck by the 09:45 p.m. Kings Cross to Edinburgh express. The wreckage was then struck by the 5 p.m. Bradford Exchange service.