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GWR 5101 class 2-6-2T Prairie No 5152 with Tyseley engineer's train coming to the rescue of the derailed Pontypool Rd Brakevan
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G Coltas
GWR 5101 class 2-6-2T No 5152 with an engineer's train coming to the rescue of the derailed brakevan
Close up of the derailed Toad brakevan, a 20ton brakevan from Pontypool Road, South wales in 1946
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G Coltas
Close up of the derailed Toad brakevan, a 20ton brakevan from Pontypool Road, South wales in 1946
First of ten photos showing the recovery of the derailed LNWR coaches in Bloomfield Road, Coventry
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Coventry City Library
First of ten photos showing the recovery of the derailed LNWR coaches in Bloomfield Road, Coventry
Second of ten photos showing the recovery of the derailed LNWR coaches in Bloomfield Road, Coventry
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Coventry City Library
Second of ten photos showing the recovery of the derailed LNWR coaches in Bloomfield Road, Coventry
Third of ten photos showing the recovery of the derailed LNWR coaches in Bloomfield Road, Coventry
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Coventry City Library
Third of ten photos showing the recovery of the derailed LNWR coaches in Bloomfield Road, Coventry

Fourth of ten photos showing the recovery of the derailed LNWR coaches in Bloomfield Road, Coventry
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Coventry City Library
Fourth of ten photos showing the recovery of the derailed LNWR coaches in Bloomfield Road, Coventry
Fifth of ten photos showing the recovery of the derailed LNWR coaches in Bloomfield Road, Coventry
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Coventry City Library
Fifth of ten photos showing the recovery of the derailed LNWR coaches in Bloomfield Road, Coventry
Sixth of ten photos showing the recovery of the derailed LNWR coaches in Bloomfield Road, Coventry
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Coventry City Library
Sixth of ten photos showing the recovery of the derailed LNWR coaches in Bloomfield Road, Coventry
Seventh of ten photos showing the recovery of the derailed LNWR coaches in Bloomfield Road, Coventry
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Coventry City Library
Seventh of ten photos showing the recovery of the derailed LNWR coaches in Bloomfield Road, Coventry
Eighth of ten photos showing the recovery of the derailed LNWR coaches in Bloomfield Road, Coventry
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Coventry City Library
Eighth of ten photos showing the recovery of the derailed LNWR coaches in Bloomfield Road, Coventry

Nineth of ten photos showing the recovery of the derailed LNWR coaches in Bloomfield Road, Coventry
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Coventry City Library
Nineth of ten photos showing the recovery of the derailed LNWR coaches in Bloomfield Road, Coventry
Tenth of ten photos showing the recovery of the derailed LNWR coaches in Bloomfield Road, Coventry
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Coventry City Library
Tenth of ten photos showing the recovery of the derailed LNWR coaches in Bloomfield Road, Coventry
Ex-LMS 3MT 2-6-2T No 40135 is seen with a derailed 57 ft ex-LMS brake adjacent to Coventry No 2 Signal box on 21st November 1959
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Evening Telegraph
Ex-LMS 3MT 2-6-2T No 40135 is seen with a derailed 57 ft ex-LMS brake adjacent to Coventry No 2 Signal cabin
 BR Standard 4MT 2-6-4T No 80081 is seen derailed and fouling the mainline inside the sidings of the old parcel depot
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R Reed
BR 4MT 2-6-4T No 80081 is seen derailed and fouling the mainline inside the sidings of the old parcel depot
First of five photographs showing the recovery of ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48262 at Spon End arches on 16th December 1962
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R Reed
First of five photographs showing the recovery of ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48262 at Spon End arches

Second of five photographs showing the recovery of ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48262 at Spon End arches on 16th December 1962
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R Reed
Second of five photographs showing the recovery of ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48262 at Spon End arches
Third of five photographs showing the recovery of ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48262 at Spon End arches on 16th December 1962
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G Coltas
Third of five photographs showing the recovery of ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48262 at Spon End arches
Fourth of five photographs showing the recovery of ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48262 at Spon End arches on 16th December 1962
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G Coltas
Fourth of five photographs showing the recovery of ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48262 at Spon End arches
Fifth of five photographs showing the recovery of ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48262 at Spon End arches on 16th December 1962
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G Coltas
Fifth of five photographs showing the recovery of ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48262 at Spon End arches
Photograph of a rake of derailed loose coupled Newdigate Colliery wagons lying in Coventry Canal on 21st May 1885
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W Varney
Photo of a rake of derailed Newdigate Colliery wagons lying in Coventry Canal on 21st May 1885

Ex-LNER Class V2 2-6-2 No 60828 is seen derailed after an accident near Barby Sidings on 7th August 1955
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Coventry Evening Telegraph
Ex-LNER Class V2 2-6-2 No 60828 is seen derailed after an accident near Barby Sidings on 7th August 1955
View of ex-LNER 2-6-2 Class V2 No 60828 being lifted by two railway cranes back on to the track
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Coventry Evening Telegraph
View of ex-LNER 2-6-2 Class V2 No 60828 being lifted by two railway cranes back on to the track
Close up showing the extensive damage caused to the locomotive's running plate, boiler and cab
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Coventry Evening Telegraph
Close up showing the extensive damage caused to the locomotive's running plate, boiler and cab
Close up showing the larger of the two rail cranes set up with jacks and timbers after re-righting the locomotive
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Coventry Evening Telegraph
Close up showing the larger of the two rail cranes set up with jacks and timbers after re-righting the locomotive
View of ex-LMS 4-6-2 Coronation Scot class No 46244 'King George VI' is seen lying on its side buried in to the embankment
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RS Carpenter
Ex-LMS 4-6-2 Coronation Scot class No 46244 'King George VI' is seen lying on its side buried in to the embankment

Another view of ex-LMS 4-6-2 Coronation Scot class No 46244 'King George VI' showing the tender and coaches standing upright
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RS Carpenter
Another view of ex-LMS 4-6-2 No 46244 'King George VI' showing the tender and coaches standing upright
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Black 5 No 44716 is seen lying derailed under the GC bridge on the down line from Euston
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JG Click
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Black 5 No 44716 is seen lying derailed under the GC bridge on the down line from Euston
Rugby's brakedown train is seen rerailing mineral wagons alongside Rugby No 5 signal box with the goods yard in the distance
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Anon
Rugby's brakedown train rerailing mineral wagons next to Rugby No 5 signal box with the goods yard in the distance

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RS Carpenter Collection
GWR 0-4-4T 3521 class No 3556 derailed after running through the buffers on a through train from Snow Hill

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RS Carpenter Collection
Close up of GWR 0-4-4T No 3556, one of William Dean's double-framed tank engines rebuilt from 0-4-2Ts


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NRM
GWR 4-4-0 Atbara class No 3382 'Mafeking' lying severly damaged on its side after the accident at Henley-in-Arden
The derailed Atbara class locomotive and coaching stock beingattended by Tyseley shed's breakdown crane
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NRM
The derailed Atbara class locomotive and coaching stock being attended by Tyseley shed's breakdown crane
Tyseley shed's breakdown gang inspect the damage to the first coach immediately behind the tender
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NRM
Tyseley shed's breakdown gang inspect the damage to the first coach immediately behind the tender
A policeman stands guard over the scene of the accident which occured at Leek Wooton on 11th June 1861
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Warwickshire Records Office
A policeman stands guard over the scene of the accident which occured at Leek Wooton on 11th June 1861
Close up showing collapsed bridge with the tender standing vertically above the footplate
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Warwickshire Records Office
Close up showing collapsed bridge with the tender standing vertically above the footplate

Close up showing the Victoria Colliery Coventry name on the three-plank dumb buffered wagons
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Warwickshire Records Office
Close up showing the Victoria Colliery Coventry name on the three-plank dumb buffered wagons
View of the collapsed bridge seen from the other side of the bridge with the tender on the left
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Warwickshire Records Office
View of the collapsed bridge seen from the other side of the bridge with the tender on the left
Close up showing the locomotive's tender fitted with axle springs placed beneath the tender running plate
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Warwickshire Records Office
Close up showing the locomotive's tender fitted with axle springs placed beneath the tender running plate
Close up showing a single-plank flat wagon with the L&NWR diamond marking lying beneath the wreckage
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Warwickshire Records Office
Close up showing a single-plank flat wagon with the L&NWR diamond marking lying beneath the wreckage
Close up showing a single-plank flat wagon with the L&NWR diamond marking lying beneath the wreckage
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Warwickshire Records Office
Oblique view of the collapsed bridge as it is being inspected by the local coroner and other locals

View of GWR 2-8-2T No 7238 after running in to a Luftwaffe bomb crater at Budbrook near Hatton on 17th May 1941
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British Railways
View of GWR 2-8-2T No 7238 after running in to a Luftwaffe bomb crater at Budbrook near Hatton on 17th May 1941
Ex-LMS 2-6-4T No 42421 travels slowly through the accident damaged remains of Sutton Coldfield station
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Birmingham Post & Mail
Ex-LMS 2-6-4T No 42421 travels slowly through the accident damaged remains of Sutton Coldfield station
View of one of the carriages and its bogie, twisted and distorted following their derailment
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Anon
View of one of the carriages and its bogie, twisted and distorted following their derailment
A night time view of the wreck of ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 45274 which is lying on its side next to the remains of one of the carriages
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Railways Archive
View of the wreck of ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 45274 which is lying on its side next to the remains of a carriage
View of one of the excavators being used to build the extension to the line from Sutton Coldfield to Lichfield
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H Knox
Ministry of Transport report into the accident at Sutton Coldfield in 1955 - courtesy of Railways Archive

An aerial view of the railway accident at Cliff Sidings which saw ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 No 45699 'Galatea derailed on 16th August 1953
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Ministry of Transport
An aerial view of the railway accident at Cliff Sidings which saw ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 No 45699 'Galatea derailed
Close up showing the severely damaged railway track and the locomotive No 45699 'Galatea' lying on its side
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Ministry of Transport
Close up showing the severely damaged railway track and the locomotive No 45699 'Galatea' lying on its side
Close up showing the severely damaged railway track and the locomotive No 45699 'Galatea' lying on its side
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Railways Archive
The report on the derailment of an express passenger train between Wilnecote and Kingsbury in 1953
Diesel railcar W20W has become derailed on the crossover at Stratford upon Avon and requires the attention of the Tyesley breakdown train
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TE Williams
Railcar W20W has become derailed on the crossover at Stratford upon Avon and requires the breakdown train
GWR 388 Class 0-6-0 No 497 is seen derailed with its tender lying partly in the canal on 16th December 1911
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J Alsop
GWR 388 class 0-6-0 No 497 is seen derailed with its tender lying partly in the canal on 16th December 1911

A composite of four images showing wrecked open wagons at the Power Station's rotary coal tippler
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GR Capewell
A composite of four images showing wrecked open wagons at the Power Station's rotary coal tippler
GWR 2-6-0 No 7808 Cookham Manor in British Rail livery with the Tyseley Breakdown Train waiting at Stratford on Avon East Box
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TE Williams
GWR 2-6-0 No 7808 Cookham Manor with the Tyseley Breakdown Train waiting at Stratford on Avon East Box
View of some of the wrecked coaches from the Euston to Manchester parcels which occurred on 26th August 1923
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Anon
View of some of the wrecked coaches from the Euston to Manchester parcels which occurred on 26th August 1923
View of one of the cranes lifting debris from the site whilst other traffic continued on the adjacent lines
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M Mensing
View of one of the cranes lifting debris from the site whilst other traffic continued on the adjacent lines
View of the scene  following the fatal accident at Knowle and Dorridge on 15th August 1963
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M Mensing
View of the scene following the fatal accident at Knowle and Dorridge on 15th August 1963

The Cowans Sheldon steam crane raises steam in order to start recovery operations on 15th August 1963
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M Mensing
The Cowans Sheldon steam crane raises steam in order to start recovery operations on 15th August 1963