Hither Green train crash.
Hither Green train crash. On Sunday 5 November 1967 the 19:43 Hastings to Charing Cross service, consisting of twelve coaches derailed at 21:16 shortly before the St Mildred's Road railway bridge, near Hither Green maintenance depot. The leading pair of wheels of the third coach were derailed by a broken rail, causing eleven coaches to be derailed and four of those to turn onto their sides. It was a busy Sunday evening service and there were passengers standing in the train. Forty-nine passengers were killed and 78 injured, 27 being detained in hospital. Most of the casualties had been travelling in the overturned coaches. Our Picture Shows: Police and rescue workers carrying down the embankment one of the injured passengers from the crash site
|Color||Black & White|
|Credit||Mirrorpix / GIW Photos|
|Year||Hither Green train crash.|
This photo license is intended for editorial use only. Single Use in context. For all advertising and other non-editorial uses contact the GIW office for further information.
If located in the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and Eire, kindly contact Mirrorpix directly at email@example.com
License Type: Rights Managed