Nuneaton Rail Crash 1975

These pictures are further records, following on from a previous selection of pictures about this train crash.

The Nuneaton rail crash was a train crash which occurred on 6th June 1975 on the West Coast Main Line,  just south of Nuneaton railway station in Warwickshire, England.

It happened when the 23:30 sleeper from London Euston to Glasgow was derailed after entering a temporary speed restriction at too high a speed. Six people (four passengers and two staff) died and 38 were injured. In the subsequent enquiry the accident was deemed to have been caused by driver error, and partially due to the failure of line side equipment warning of the speed restriction.

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