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Hixon

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MX526094

The Hixon rail crash occurred on 6 January 1968 when a low-loader transporter carrying a 150 ton electrical transformer was struck by the 11.30 Intercity Manchester to Euston express train on a recently installed automatic level crossing at Hixon, Staffordshire, England. Eleven people were killed, with 45 being injured; six of them seriously. The remarkable low death toll in this high speed collision was due to the sturdy steel construction of the coaches and the first class carriages at the front being only lightly occupied. Our Picture Shows: The remains of the locomotive in which three died after it hit an 150 ton transformer at 70 mph.

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Color Black & White
Keywords 1960s,20th Century,Accidents,Railway,Train,Transport,Wreckage
Credit Mirrorpix / GIW Photos
Year Hixon
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$250.00
Image ID:
MX526094
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