List of rail accidents (1950–59)

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This is a list of rail accidents from 1950 to 1959.

1950s[edit]

1950[edit]

  • February 17, 1950 – United StatesRockville Centre, New York: Two passenger trains collide head-on at Rockville Centre train station. The engineer of train number 192 ignored an Approach and the following Stop signals and collided with train number 175 on temporary gantleted (overlapping) track which had been installed to facilitate a grade separation project. Both engineers survived but 31 people were killed, and more than 100 people injured.[1]
  • June 5, 1950 – United Kingdom – The Flying Scotsman train is derailed at Tollerton, Nottinghamshire due to heat buckled track.[2]
  • June 8, 1950 – United Kingdom – A fire on a sleeping car train at Beattock, Dumfriesshire kills five people.[3]
  • August 27, 1950 – United Kingdom – An express passenger train collides with a light engine at Penmaenmawr, Caernarfonshire due to a signalman's error. Five people are killed in the first major accident for British Railways.[4]
  • September 11, 1950 – United StatesCoshocton, Ohio: The Pennsylvania Railroad's train number 31, the westbound Spirit of St. Louis ignores the warning Approach signal [maximum speed 30 mph (48 km/h), next signal at red] and, traveling at 48 mph (77 km/h) in dense fog, rear-ends a stopped troop train carrying the 109th Infantry Regiment from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, killing 33. The engineer of the Spirit of St. Louis is to blame.[5]
  • October 23, 1950 – United Kingdom – A passenger train is derailed at Drumburgh Moss, Cumberland due to defective track and the failure to implement a speed restricion. Three people are injured.[6]
  • October 1950 – United StatesErie, Pennsylvania: The New York Central train, the New England States Express, struck an oil tanker which had derailed on a passing freight train. The tank car erupted in flames, as eleven of the passenger train coaches derailed alongside it. Forty persons were injured, none seriously. Anecdotal accounts of the accident note that the fuel oil from the derailed tank cars seeped into the sewer system and became ignited, causing fire to spread further than the accident itself.
  • November 15, 1950 – NorwayHjuksebø train disaster, Norway: seven freight cars ran away from the train to which they should have been attached and collided with a passenger train, killing 14 people.
  • November 21, 1950 – CanadaCanoe River train crash, British Columbia: A westbound Canadian National Railway train carrying Korea-bound troops is given incorrectly copied orders and collides with eastbound passenger train number 2, killing 21 people – the enginemen of both trains and 17 soldiers.[7]
  • November 22, 1950 – United StatesKew Gardens train crash, New York City: A collision between two Long Island Rail Road commuter trains near Kew Gardens Station killed 79 people and injured 352, making it the worst passenger railroad accident of both LIRR and New York history.[8][9][10]
  • May 15, 1950 – United States – Just east of the Indigo Tunnel, west of Little Orleans, Maryland, a Western Maryland fast freight crashed into a rock slide.The engine was a Western Maryland 4-8-4 Potomac (Northern) type steam locomotive.The engine rolled into the C&O Canal.

1951[edit]

The burning train, Sakuragichō, Japan, 24 April 1951
  • April 24, 1951 – JapanSakuragichō train fire, A commuter train's pantograph catches fire on the approach to Sakuragichō Station, Yokohama, killing at least 106 people and injuring 93.[13][14]
  • June 7, 1951 – BrazilNova Iguaçu level crossing disaster, A commuter train collides with a truck carrying gasoline at a level crossing at Nova Iguacu, northwestern Rio de Janeiro, killing at least 54 people.[15]
  • July 22, 1951 – CzechoslovakiaTatranská Lomnica: In the Slovakian Tatra Mountains (Vysoké Tatry), two ČSD passengers cars collide. 19 people are killed. A similar crash had occurred in 1895 at the same place.[16]
  • August 5, 1951 – United Kingdom – An electric multiple unit overruns signals and collides with another at Ford, West Sussex. Eight people are killed and 47 seriously injured.[17]
  • August 17, 1951 – United Kingdom – Two electric multiple units collide at Newcastle Central after one of them overruns signals. Three people are killed.[18]
  • September 21, 1951 – United KingdomWeedon rail crash: Defective maintenance on locomotive bogie causing derailment which killed 15.
  • November 12, 1951 – United States – A rear-end collision on the Union Pacific Railroad kills 17 people.[19]
  • November 19, 1951 – United Kingdom – A freight train is derailed when a bridge is washed away between Cocking and Midhurst. Recovery of the locomotive takes over three months.[20]
  • November 25, 1951 – United States – A head-on collision on the Southern Railway kills 17 people.[19]
  • December 17, 1951 – BrazilPiquet Carneiro train crash: A derailment due to excess speed at Piquet Carneiro kills 53.

1952[edit]

  • March 4, 1952 – BrazilAnchieta rail disaster near Rio de Janeiro kills 119 people when a high-speed electric freight train collides with a derailed passenger train.
  • April 21, 1952 – United Kingdom – A Thames-Clyde Express passenger train is derailed at Blea Moor, Lancashire due to a faulty locomotive causing points to open under the train.[21]
  • May 7, 1952 – Australia – A fully laden passenger train collides in dense fog with a stationary train at Berala railway station. Ten people are killed and 137 injured.[22][23]
  • October 8, 1952 – United KingdomHarrow and Wealdstone rail crash: Three trains are involved in a crash that kills 112 people and injures 340. A rear-end collision due to a driver passing a signal at danger in fog is immediately followed by another express running into the wreckage.[24]

1953[edit]

  • January 15, 1953 – United States1953 Pennsylvania Railroad train wreck: Washington, D.C.: Approaching Union Station, the brakes partially fail on the Pennsylvania Railroad Federal Express overnight train from Boston. Unable to stop, the 16 car train careened through the interlocking, barreled into sixteen track, a stub track, plowed through the bumper and smashed its way into the station, destroying the main newsstand and the stationmaster's office. The massive GG1 electric locomotive pulling the train collapsed the concourse floor and fell into the basement. Amazingly, nobody was killed by the accident. President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower's inauguration was scheduled the next week, leaving insufficient time to extricate the locomotive, so the basement was planked over for the celebration week. After the inaugural festivities had concluded, the locomotive was cut into three sections, hauled to the Pennsylvania Railroad's Altoona shops, where it was rebuilt and returned to revenue service for another three decades. GG1 No. 4876 is in the collection of the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.[25][26]
  • March 27, 1953 – United StatesConneaut, Ohio: Three New York Central trains tangle near Conneaut on the four-track mainline on the night of March 27. Twenty-one passengers die. The cause is found to be an improperly secured gondola load—a section of 13-inch (330 mm) pipe fell from a freight car onto the adjacent track and was struck by a passenger train.[27]
  • April 8, 1953 – United KingdomStratford tube crash: 12 people were killed as a result of a rear-end collision in a tunnel.
  • June 24, 1953 – French Indochina1953 Col des Nuages derailment: "About 100 or more" people are killed when a passenger train plunges 50 feet through a sabotaged viaduct. Two locomotives and 18 cars crashed down in a ravine at a mountain pass on the route between the ancient capital of Huế and the port of Tourane (Da Nang). The pass had frequently been the scene of attacks by the Communist-led Viet Minh rebels. Officials said that a strong charge exploded just as the train arrived at the viaduct, tumbling a 25-foot span into the ravine.[28]
  • 15 August 1953 – United KingdomIrk Valley Junction rail crash, ten die when the front carriages of an electric train plunge off a viaduct following a collision.
  • 16 August 1953 – United Kingdom – A passenger train is derailed at Kingsbury, Warwickshire due to a combination of locomotive faults and track faults.[29]
  • September 4, 1953 – United Kingdom – A passenger train is derailed at Bethnal Green, London when a set of points move under it. The cause is found to be an error by a signalling technician causing a false feed to the point motor.[30]
  • December 2, 1953 – United Kingdom – A freight train is derailed by trap points at Billingham, County Durham. An express freight train runs into the wreckage.[31]
  • December 19, 1953 – AustraliaSydenham Rail Disaster: a passenger train of the New South Wales Railways runs into the rear of another train. Five people are killed and 748 injured.
  • December 24, 1953 – Czechoslovakia – Express train whose crew fell asleep after several bottles of wine hits commuter train at a station, killing 106 people.
  • December 24, 1953 – New ZealandTangiwai disaster: An overnight Wellington to Auckland express train fell into the Whangaehu River, after the rail bridge was destroyed by a lahar from Mount Ruapehu's crater lake just minutes earlier. 151 people were killed.

1954[edit]

  • February 3, 1954 – United Kingdom – An express passenger train is derailed by a broken rail at Watford Junction, Hertfordshire. Fifteen people are injured.[32]
  • March 3, 1954 – United Kingdom – The driver of a freight train loses control. The train is derailed by trap points at Forest Row, East Sussex.[33]
  • May 8, 1954 – United Kingdom – An express freight train becomes divided and the rear portion is derailed at Plumpton, Cumberland.[3]
  • July 3, 1954 – FranceChâteaubourg, Ardèche: an evening LyonNîmes autorail train collides head on with a shunting locomotive working on a temporary single track section. More than 35 people are killed.[34]
  • September 2, 1954 – Philippines – near Fabrica, Negros Occidental: Sixteen loaded wagons break loose from a heavily loaded timber train as it creeps down a steep grade. In an attempt to outrun the loose wagons, the driver hurries his locomotive and seven coupled wagons down the mountain, but the runaway wagons catch up with the train at a bridge. Many wagons are derailed, the bridge is wrecked, and five wagons fall off the bridge into a gorge. More than 100 people had been travelling on flat wagons on the train; at least 82 are killed.[35]
  • October 16, 1954 – Canada – near Southampton, Ontario: A mixed train operating between Palmerston and Southampton derails while crossing a culvert near its destination, as the track gives way due to flooding by heavy rains from Hurricane Hazel. The engineer and fireman are killed.[36]
  • December 2, 1954 – BelgiumWilsele, near Leuven: A train chartered to carry football fans from Germany to the UK derails due to a points failure. 20 German football fans are killed, 40 injured.[37][38]
  • December 28, 1954 – United StatesDunkirk, New York: a freight train and a wrecking train collide head-on. 12 train-service employees and 12 mechanical department employees are injured.[39][40]

1955[edit]

  • January 23, 1955 – United KingdomSutton Coldfield rail crash, England: a passenger train rounds a sharp curve too fast and derails at Sutton Coldfield station; 17 people die as a result.
  • January 24, 1955 – United Kingdom – A London Transport electric multiple unit is derailed at Aldersgate, London.[41]
  • April 3, 1955 – MexicoGuadalajara: A train falls into a canyon. 13 killed.[42]
  • April 19, 1955 – United Kingdom – Two trains collide at Newcastle Central, Northumberland.[43]
  • July 17, 1955 – ChileSan Bernardo train crash, San Bernando, Collision in fog, 38 people killed, 58 injured.
  • August 7, 1955 – United Kingdom – An express passenger train is derailed at Barby, Northamptonshire when it takes a crossover at excessive speed. The driver was unaware that the planned crossover at Braunston and Willoughby had been altered. Eighteen people were injured.[17]
  • September 1, 1955 – United Kingdom – The locomotive of a passenger train is derailed at Peterborough, Huntingdonshire due to a broken frame in its front bogie.[30]
  • September 23, 1955 – MexicoTorreón: A mixed passenger/freight train collides with one of two trucks carrying explosives, whose drivers were racing each other. Both trucks explode. At least 65 people killed, 100 injured.[44][45]
  • November 20, 1955 – United KingdomMilton rail crash: a passenger train takes a crossover too fast and derails at Milton, near Didcot, England. 11 people killed, 157 injured.
  • December 2, 1955 – United KingdomBarnes rail crash, Barnes, South London, England: collision due to signal error and consequent fire. 13 people killed, 35 injured.
  • December 22, 1955 – United Kingdom – An express passenger train overruns signals and is in a rear-end collision with another express passenger train at Hellifield, Yorkshire. Irregular operation of signals is a major contributory factor. The signalman at Hellifield South Junction Signal Box is blamed for the accident.[46]

1956[edit]

  • January 22, 1956 – United StatesRedondo Junction train wreck, Los Angeles, California, United States: Bound for San Diego, two coupled Santa Fe Rail Diesel Cars (RDCs), making up train No. 82, derail and topple over at 69 mph in an evening high-speed accident, killing 30 persons on board and seriously injuring 117. The accident marked the end of the RDC units' service on the Santa Fe company's "Surf Line."[47]
  • February 14, 1956 – ChileSantiago rail crash: 23 people were killed and 198 injured when two trains collided in fog near Santiago.
  • February 28, 1956 – United States – Swampscott, Massachusetts: A Boston and Maine Railroad RDC train runs into the back of another stationary passenger train which had stopped due to signals being obscured by fallen snow. Thirteen people are killed.[48]
  • August 25, 1956 – United Kingdom – An empty passenger train crashes through the buffer stops at Filey Holiday Camp, Yorkshire due to the brake pipe not being connected between the locomotive and train.[49]
  • September 5, 1956 – United States – near Robinson, New Mexico: Two Santa Fe express passenger trains collide when a railroad worker prematurely throws a switch directly in front of one of the trains. 20 railroad employees, mostly dining car personnel, are killed.[50]
  • September 6, 1957 – United Kingdom – A parcels train overruns signals at Ludlow, Shropshire and runs into the rear of an express passenger train.[51]
  • October 13, 1956 – United KingdomLongmoor Military Railway, Hampshire, United Kingdom. A passenger train hauled by Class 8F 2-8-0 WD512 is involved in a head-on collision with an permanent way train hauled by 0-6-0 diesel shunter WD877 Bari between Weaversdown Halt and Liss Forest Road stations. Six soldiers are killed and eight are injured.[52]
  • October 18, 1956 – United StatesPineola, Florida: Head-on collision between two Atlantic Coast Line Railroad freight trains. Five crewmen are killed.[53]
  • November 23, 1956 – India – A Madras-Tuticorin Express derailed at Maradaiyar River bridge at Ariyalur, Tamil-Nadu, killing at least 154 people.[54]

1957[edit]

Welwyn Garden City.
  • January 7, 1957 – United KingdomWelwyn Garden City rail crash (1957), England: An Aberdeen–London express train passes a red signal in mist and collides with the rear of a slower moving local train. One person is killed and 25 injured.
  • February 9, 1957 – United Kingdom – The driver of an unfitted freight train loses control due to a broken steam pipe in the cab. The train runs into an empty diesel multiple unit at Chapel-en-le-Frith , Derbyshire. Driver John Axon is killed in the crash; he is awarded a posthumous George Cross for his actions in staying with the train after control had been lost.[55]
  • August 9, 1957 – United Kingdom – An electric multiple unit departs from Staines, Middlesex and is involved in a head on collision with another train. Nine people are hospitalised.[32]
  • September 1, 1957 – JamaicaManchester, Jamaica: Chartered train returning to Kingston from Montego Bay derails, killing 197 people and injuring more than 700.[56]
  • October 20, 1957 – Turkey – Yarımburgaz, Istanbul: Yarımburgaz train disaster, Two passenger trains collide head-on when signalmen allow the trains into same occupied block section. The country's worst train accident with 95 deaths and 150 injuries.
  • December 4, 1957 – United KingdomLewisham rail crash, England: A steam train passes a red signal in the fog and ploughs into the back of an electric train. The crash also destroys a support column of a railway bridge, causing parts of the bridge to collapse onto the wreck. 90 people are killed.
  • December 9, 1957 – ItalyCodogno rail crash: A Milan–Rome express train travelling at 130 km/h (81 mph) collides with a truck trapped on a level crossing. The train derails and brings down a cast iron pylon. Fifteen people are killed and more than 30 injured.

1958[edit]

  • January 24, 1958 – United StatesSouthern Railway passenger train, The Southerner, train Number 47, southbound for New Orleans, Louisiana, derails two cars due to a faulty switch at ~0600 hours, while the consist was moving into a siding about one mile from the Spartanburg station. The two derailed cars were dragged about 200 yards and struck a boxcar and a tank car on an adjacent track. Railway officials said that there were no injuries and relatively little damage. L. L. Walters, general superintendent of transportation at Charlotte, North Carolina, said that No. 47 was moving at about 10 m.p.h. when the cars derailed. Passengers were moved into other cars and the train proceeded without delay. About 200 cross ties were chewed up.[57]
  • January 30, 1958 – United KingdomDagenham East rail crash: A commuter train passes a danger signal and rear-ends the stopped train in front of it, killing 10 people and injuring 89.
  • February 16, 1958 – United Kingdom – A passenger train is in a rear-end collision with a light engine at Ince Moss Junction, Lancashire due to errors by the signalman and the driver of the light engine. Two people are killed.[58]
  • May 8, 1958 – Brazil1958 Rio de Janeiro train crash: a commuter express train rams and crashes into another commuter train. Wreckage of cars is piled along embankments under a highway overpass near Mangueira station, in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The accident kills 140 people and injures another 300.
  • May 20, 1958 – United Kingdom – An engine and brake van are in a head-on collision with a passenger train at Arkleston Junction, Paisley, Renfrewshire. One person is killed and 26 are hospitalised.[59]
  • June 28, 1958 – United Kingdom – a rake of carriages runs away and derails at Lockwood, Yorkshire.[60]
  • July 4, 1958 – United Kingdom – An electric multiple unit overruns signals at Maze Hill, London and is in a head-on collision with a passenger train. Forty-five people are injured.[61]
  • July 28, 1958 – United Kingdom – A London Transport electric multiple unit develops a fault at Holland Park, London and catches fire. One person is killed and 50 are injured.[62]
  • August 5, 1958 – United Kingdom – A passenger train runs through the buffers at York due to a driver's error.[63]
  • August 12, 1958 – United Kingdom – An electric multiple unit is derailed at Borough Market Junction, London due to defective track. Six people were injured.[64]
  • September 2, 1958 – United Kingdom – The rear van of passenger train is derailed at Lunan Bay, Angus, causing the train to come to a halt due to a loss of vacuum]. The train crew fail to realise that their train is incomplete, restore the vacuum and continue their journey, leaving a van obstructing the line. The signalman at Usan station fails to notice that the train is not displaying a tail lamp and gives "train out of section" to the signalman at Inverkeilor Signal Box. A passenger train consequently collides with the wreckage of the derailed van.[65]
  • September 14, 1958 – West GermanyDrachenfels Railway, Königswinter: A rack railway train derails, killing 17 people.
  • September 15, 1958 – United StatesNewark Bay, New Jersey rail crash: A Central Railroad of New Jersey morning commuter train blows through stop signals, derails, then slides off of the open liftspan. Both diesels and first two coaches plunge into Newark Bay and sink immediately, 48 people drown. A third coach hangs precariously out the drawbridge for two hours, snagged by its rear truck before it, too, topples into the water. All passengers on the third coach escape. As the whole operating crew was killed, no absolute determination for the accident was reached, but a medical emergency in the cab was theorized due to the deadman's switch having not been activated.
  • November 12, 1958 – United Kingdom – A freight train overruns signals at Highworth Junction, Swindon, Wiltshire and is derailed by trap points. A passing newspaper train, hauled by GWR Castle Class locomotive 5009 Shrewsbury Castle runs into the wreckage. The driver is severely burnt by escaping steam due to a fractured pipe.[66]
  • November 19, 1958 – United Kingdom – A freight train overruns signals at Hitchin, Hertfordshire and runs into the rear of another. A third freight train collides with the wreckage of the other two trains.[67]
  • November 20, 1958 – United Kingdom – A passenger train is derailed at Milton, Oxfordshire[disambiguation needed] when the driver enters a loop line at excessive speed.[68]
  • December 23, 1958 – United KingdomHastings Line 6L unit 1017 collides with 6B unit 1035 at Tunbridge Wells Central. Eighteen people are injured, with three of them admitted to hospital.[69][70]

1959[edit]

  • February 17, 1959 – United Kingdom – An electric multiple unit is in a rear-end collision with another at Crayford, Kent due to a signalman's error. Seventy people are injured.[71]
  • March 18, 1959 – United StatesBeavercreek, Ohio: A car with 8 Girl Scouts and 2 troop leaders of the Beavercreek Girl Scouts is struck by a freight train at the Factory Road crossing at Beavercreek, Ohio, killing all occupants. In memory of the victims of this tragedy the Angels Pass Memorial was placed at the Beavercreek Community Park.[72]
  • June 28, 1959 – United StatesMeldrim, Georgia trestle disaster, United States: Tank cars carrying butane derail atop a wooden trestle owned by the Seaboard Air Line Railroad. The resulting explosion and fire kills 23.[73]
  • July 20, 1959 – United Kingdom – A light engine overruns signals and crashes into Dock Junction Signal Box, near St Pancras, London. Trains are handsignalled in to and out of St Pancras for several days before the signal box can be repaired and returned to service.[74]
  • October 30, 1959 – United Kingdom – A passenger train overran signals and is diverted by trap points at St Denys, Hampshire, where it is derailed.[75]
  • November 4, 1959 – United Kingdom – A freight train runs away at West Sleekburn, Northumberland and is in collision with a light engine. Two people are killed.[76]
  • November 9, 1959 – United Kingdom – A freight train runs away at Finsbury Park, London and collides with an empty coaching stock train.[77]
  • November 12, 1959 – United Kingdom – A passenger train overruns signals and runs into the rear of another at East Ham, London. Thirteen people are injured.[78]
  • November 22, 1959 – United Kingdom – A passenger train is derailed by a washed out bridge near Balnaguard Halt, Perthshire.[64]
  • December 15, 1959 – United Kingdom – A passenger train collides with parcels vans at Victoria station, London. Eleven people are taken to hospital.[79]

See also[edit]

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