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Details of the Accident

Place Middlesbrough
Date Tuesday 18th May 1971, 11.20 p.m.
Railway Company British Railways (Eastern Region)
No. of Fatalities 2
Cause of Accident Collision
Description A train containing iron ore, travelling along the Up goods line which is worked on the Permissive Block system, ran into the rear of a goods train which was standing at a home signal. Three men in the leading cab of the iron ore train's locomotive became casualties.

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List of Fatalities

The 2 fatalities are listed in the table below together with brief notes of any other information found so far.

The last column shows the General Register Office (England and Wales), Statutory Register (Scotland), General Register Northern Ireland or Civil Registration for Ireland reference where this has been identified.

Surname First Names Age Occupation Residence Notes GRO/SR/GRONI/GROIE Reference
FELSOHEGYIIstvan34Train guard, 10 years service1971/Sep Teesside South 1b 1815 (b. 4 Sep 1936)
OOLDCORNFrederick48Train driver, 31 years service1971/Sep Teesside South 1b 1815 (b. 24 Mar 1923)