Little Salkeld rail accident
|Date||19 January 1918|
|Location||Long Meg cutting near Little Salkeld|
|Rail line||Settle-Carlisle Line|
|Cause||Line obstructed (landslip)|
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As the 11 carriage 08:50 London St Pancras to Glasgow express approached the cutting a heavy landslip caused by a sudden thaw blocked both roads ahead of the train. Just five minutes earlier a platelayer had walked past the spot and seen nothing amiss. The engine, a Midland compound No. 1010, ploughed into the mass of clay at a speed of 60 mph, telescoping the front two carriages and killing seven passengers.
- Rolt, L.T.C.; Kichenside, Geoffrey (1982) . Red for Danger (4th ed.). Newton Abbot: David & Charles. p. 82. ISBN 0-7153-8362-0.
- "Train accident in Cumberland. Landslide on the line: six killed; 17 injured". Chester Chronicle. 26 January 1918 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (. ))