Wednesday 4 January 2012

Car Falls onto Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway

If this accident had happend just a few minutes later,
the consequences could have been much more tragic
as the car could have landed on the approaching train.
Three people had a miraculous escape after their car crashed through a railway bridge on to the track below in front of an on-coming steam train.
Two cars collided on the bridge that crossed over the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway near the village of Southam, Gloucestershire, over the New Year weekend.
One of the cars fell 20 feet onto the track below the bridge on Southam Lane and landed on its roof. The train that was travelling along the line managed to stop before hitting the car. No injuries were reported.
ex-Turkish Railways 8F 2-8-0 no. 45160  was approaching Southam Lane bridge and the fireman spotted the car obstructing the track as the train rounded the curve. The emergency brake was applied and the train was brought safely to a halt.

David Gambles