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Details of the Accident

Place Beattock South and Wamphray (Between)
Date 6th October 1971, 3.20 a.m.
Railway Company British Railways (Scottish Region)
No. of Fatalities 1
Cause of Accident Collision
Description A southbound goods train had just completed the descent of the steepest part of Beattock bank, on the main line between Glasgow and Carlislem and was running under clear signals at about 35mph when it was overtaken and run into with great force by a following goods train that had become out of control and, travlleing at high speed, had passed at Danger all the stop signals protecting the leading train.

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List of Fatalities

The 1 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) or Statutory Register (Scotland) reference where this has been identified.

Surname First Names Age Occupation Residence Notes GRO/SR Reference
UNKNOWN Railway fireman , Of the leading train.