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ECML south of Welwyn Garden City, 7.1.1957

The words of photographer Ben Brooksbank describe the incident well:

The 19.10 express from Aberdeen to King's Cross, hauled by A2/3 Pacific No. 60520 'Owen Tudor', had passed several signals at Danger - in fog and in spite of exploding detonators - and ran into the rear of the 06.10 Baldock - King's Cross local train, which was already on its way, at a closing speed of about 25 mph. Rear coaches of the Local were wrecked, killing one passenger and severely injuring 25 others. The Pacific overturned, the driver being badly injured but the fireman almost unharmed. The coaches of the express and their passengers were also relatively unharmed.