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Fred Bainbridge, Ernie Innes, William Thwaites, British Rail, 33 years

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A British Rail train crew, Ernie Innes (second man), Fred Bainbridge (driver) and William Thwaites (guard) on 28th April 1977. This crew were on their way to Hawthorn Coke Works to collect loaded wagons when their engine hit a car and the driver was killed. Driver Fred Bainbridge said it was the first accident he had been involved in during his 33 years as a railman, 20 of them as a driver. There was no way I could have avoided hitting the car," he said. "As I came round the bend I saw the red car ahead and immediately applied the brakes as a sort of reflex action but I couldn't stop in time."

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Color Black & White
Keywords Railways,Posing,Cap,Hat,Unknown Age,Three Men Only,Uniforms,Drivers,1970s,Public Transport,Trains,Journey
Credit Mirrorpix / GIW Photos
Year 1977
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