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Details of the Accident

Place West Ealing
Date 19th December 1973, 5.37 p.m.
Railway Company British Railways (Western Region)
No. of Fatalities 10
Cause of Accident Derailment
Description A door on the battery box had been left unlocked and fell open shortly into the journey. It hit the platform at Ealing Broadway, breaking the arms supporting it and allowing it to swing down and hit a point operating machine. The points moved under the locomotive, throwing it onto its side and derailing the coaches, which came to rest across the tracks.

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List of Fatalities

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Surname First Names Age Occupation Residence Notes GRO/SR Reference