CRA3/6/1 - Tabulation of Accidents related to CR and its Constituents

Accident Reports setting out the findings of the Inspectors were published by the Board of Trade, many were featured in Railway Engineer and the website The Railway Archive www.railwayarchive.co.uk has copies of some of them as well as location maps, details of injuries etc., new information will be added if made available to their web master. Reports known to be available on the website are indicated by [R] and those known to have been reported in Railway Engineer are indicated [RE, date]

The tabulation below has been generated from a number of sources and relates to the Caledonian Railway unless specified. A previously published coding system per type of accident is as follows:

A = Axle, con-rod or other mechanical breakage (not tyre);
B = Boiler of Firebox explosion;
C = Collision with another engine, train or rolling stock;
CA = Collision with animal(s);
CB = Collision with buffers at station or end wall;
CG = Collision with crossing gates,
CO = Collision with object or projecting object on line (other than rolling stock);
D = Derail of engine, or part of, or all train;
Div = Diversion onto wrong line (usually with subsequent collision);
F = Fire on engine or train;
L = Landslide, tunnel or bridge collapse etc. Flooding;
P = Personal injuries e.g. at level crossings, platforms, falling out of trains etc.;
R = Runaway coaches or wagons, with or without subsequent collision, including uncoupling on inclines;
S = Single line collision;
T = Tyre fracture;
U = Unusual or other accident not covered by above e.g. Crane jib into bridge, P-way gang removed track.

Listed by Location.

Archive Record

Location

Description

Drawing No.

Date(s)

  Aberdeen Aberdeen Railway CB 1855/08/31
  Aberdeen   C 1883/09/15
  Aberdeen Ferryhill Junction   D 1878/10/05
  Abington   C 1850/02/13
  Airth Road   C 1891/05/07
  Alyth Junction   D 1883/11/10
  Anchengray   D 1848/05/23
  Anderston Cross [R] ; [RE, May 1901]  C 25/08/1900
  Annan [R] D 1872/02/02
  Annan   C 1880/02/11
  Arbroath, St Vigeans Junction D&A Joint D 1889/02/12
  Ardrossan Harbour   CB 1895/06/10
  Auldbar Road   D 1867/10/06
  Balgowan   D 1868/05/30
  Bankend Colliery [R]   27/02/1920
  Bannockburn SCR C 1855/01/11
  Bannockburn [R] ; [RE, Nov 1902]    15/07/1902
  Barnhill   C 1876/08/24
  Beattock   C 1860/08/28
  Beattock   D 1862/11/15
  Beattock   CB 1891/07/24
  Beattock Summit [R] ; [RE, Jan 1907]   20/06/1906
  Beattock - Rockcliffe   P 1889/02/19
  Bellshaugh Junction [R] ; [RE, Dec 1914]   21/09/1914
  Bishopton   C 1855/01/16
  Bishopton - Langbank   T 1864/02/05
  Bishopton Tunnel [R] C 1859/07/16
  Blackford [R] C 02/01/1900
  Blairgowrie   C 1877/06/25
  Blantyre   S 1853/01/17
  Boniton Siding   D 1873/11/07
  Border Union Junction [R]   1898/01/19
  Braidwood   C 1853/09/27
  Brechin   CB 1895/08/27
  Brechin [R] ; [RE, June 1899]  R 1898/11/02
  Bridge of Allan SCR C 1848/11/02
  Bridge of Allan [R] ; [RE, Nov 1913]   28/06/1913
  Bridge of Dun   C 1883/04/04
  Bridge of Dun   C 1885/11/04
  Bridge Street, Glasgow G&P Joint [R] D 1867/01/14
  Bridge Street, Glasgow G&P Joint C 1873/08/04
  Broadlee   D 1848/02/25
  Broughty Ferry   C 1873/07/12
  Broughty Junction D&A Joint C 1884/12/31
  Broughty Pier D&A Joint D 1881/05/21
  Burnbrae Siding   C 1855/07/09
  Burnhouse Weighs   D 1890/06/03
  Cairnhill Junction, Airdrie [R] ; [RE, Jan 1913]   28/09/1912
  Calder Viaduct   ? 1856/03/31
  Calderbank Private Mineral   C 1873/07/24
  Carlisle   B 1856/04/07
  Carlisle [R] C 1870/11/30
  Carlisle CSL C 1878/07/02
  Carlisle   C 1880/07/07
  Carlisle CSL C 1883/08/13
  Carlisle CSL C 1885/05/25
  Carlisle CSL C 1885/08/29
  Carlisle CSL R 1886/12/21
  Carlisle CSL C 1889/01/21
  Carlisle CR jointly with LNWR C 1890/03/04
  Carlisle   D 1890/11/25
  Carlisle CSL This involved MR and GSWR C 1894/11/13
  Carlisle [R]   19/07/1914
  Carlisle Citadel [R]   1870/08/13
  Carlisle Upperby Junction [R]   1875/04/01
  Carlisle, Caldew Bridge   C 1873/10/09
  Carmyle   C 1869/11/05
  Carnbroe Ironworks Siding   C 1873/06/20
  Carnbroe Sidings   C 1872/09/28
  Carstairs   Div 1875/02/05
  Carstairs     1876/12/08
  Carstairs [R] C 1898/07/25
  Carstairs [R]   06/10/1919
  Carstairs Junction Sidings [R] C 1871/12/29
  Carstairs West Siding   C 1877/02/07
  Castlecary Branch   C 1874/12/08
  Clyde Valley SCR [R] D 1848/11/27
  Coatbridge, Baird's Siding   C 1873/11/07
  Coupar Angus   D 1876/07/08
  Coupar Angus [R]; “SLS Journal” article by AG Dunbar; photographs C 1899/10/20
  Cove Aberdeen Railway C 1855/07/27
  Cove - Aberdeen [R] D 1867/02/11
  Cowlairs SCR   1850/08/01
  Craigenhill Sidings   C 1872/01/16
  Craiginches [R] ; [RE, Aug 1905]   16/01/1905
  Crawford ‘Cardean’ broken axle, [R] ; [RE, date?] photographs   02/04/1909
  Creetown   C 1873/06/16
  Currie - Balerno   D 1877/04/04
  Dalmally   A 1886/06/26
  Dalry Junction   C 1896/11/27
  Dalry Middle Junction   C 1891/04/30
  Denburn Junction   C 1882/07/14
  Denburn South Junction [R]   15/06/1918
  Drumlithie   D 1874/01/19
  Drumlithie Viaduct   D 1869/10/06
  Dubton Junction   P 1879/07/19
  Dumbarton - Bowling Caledonian & Dumbartonshire R 1851/06/16
  Dunblane SCR CG 1850/01/26
  Dundee East D&A Joint C 1881/01/17
  Dundee, Ninewells Junction [R] C 1871/11/24
  Dundee, Ninewells Junction   C 1872/06/25
  Dunning [R] C 1871/11/01
  East Dundee   C 1872/12/14
  Ecclefechan [R] C 1854/01/28
  Ecclefechan   C 1873/10/04
  Edinburgh   D 1874/10/01
  Edinburgh Princes Street [R] Div 1898/07/25
  Eglinton Street [R]   17/07/1920
  Eglinton Street Junction   C 1883/03/19
  Eglinton Street Junction   C 1896/01/03
  Eglinton Street Junction  [R] ; [RE, May 1912]   08/12/1911
  Elliot Junction CR NB Joint, [R]; Articles, photographs    28/12/1906
London Illustrated News page
  Forfar Aberdeen Railway C 1851/08/24
  Forgandenny   C 1870/01/01
  Fullwood Junction     1886/07/05
  Garnqueen North Junction   C 1873/07/29
  Gartcosh   C 1862/11/05
  Gartcosh Junction   C 1873/04/01
  Gartsherrie   C 1870/02/11
  Gartsherrie North Junction   D 1873/09/04
  Giffnock   C 1883/01/11
  Glasgow G&P Joint C 1850/08/05
  Glasgow G&P Joint C 1855/02/22
  Glasgow Buchanan Street   CB 1878/06/27
  Glasgow Buchanan Street   R 1891/01/07
  Glasgow Central   CB 1880/07/08
  Glasgow Central [R] C 1898/08/22
  Glasgow Central [R]   25/09/1903
  Glasgow Central [R]   20/03/1920
  Glasgow, Bridge Street G&P Joint CB 1868/01/27
  Glassford - Quarter Road [R] D 1899/12/23
  Glenluce   D 1872/10/06
  Gourock   D 1890/09/15
  Gourock   CB 1891/01/24
  Govan G&P Joint CB 1873/05/07
  Govan G&P Joint CB 1882/03/11
  Grangemouth   C 1872/04/24
  Grangemouth   CB 1878/02/23
  Grangemouth Junction NBR and CR [R]   15/05/1900
  Greenhill   L 1873/01/18
  Greenhill   C 1873/11/24
  Greenhill   CB 1880/11/11
  Greenhill Junction SCR C 1852/04/22
  Greenhill Junction SCR C 1852/09/14
  Greenhill Junction   C 1869/10/09
  Greenloaning   C 1870/01/18
  Greenloaning   C 1891/03/14
  Greenock   B 1855/04/05
  Greenock   P 1856/01/05
  Greenock   C 1858/01/12
  Greenock, Church Hill Siding   C 1869/12/14
  Greenock, Ladyburn Sidings   C 1870/01/04
  Gretna [R] ;  [RE, Dec 1901] C 14/05/1901
  Gushetfaulds Junction   C 1872/04/01
  Gushetfaulds Junction   C 1873/10/03
  Gushetfaulds Junction   C 1874/10/07
  Gushetfaulds Junction   C 1876/04/22
  Guthrie SNER A 1857/08/24
  Guthrie Junction SNER D 1862/08/22
  Guthrie Junction   C 1875/04/28
  Guthrie Junction [R]; [RE, Sept  1909]   27/11/1908
  Halleraig Junction   D 1896/07/18
  Hamilton   C 1880/02/21
  Hamilton Central [R] C 1899/05/12
  Hamilton Junction   C 1867/11/23
  Hamilton Junction   C 1873/06/28
  Haughhead Junction   D 1889/01/21
  Haughhead Junction   D 1891/12/26
  Headsnook, Letham Quarry   P 1881/05/29
  High Blantyre   D 1880/07/17
  Hilton Junction NBR but involves CR signalman [R]   20/08/1902
  Holytown - Whifflet   D 1878/07/30
  Holytown Junction   C 1869/07/22
  Holytown Junction   C 1872/07/15
  Holytown Junction [R]; [RE, Nov 1901]   18/04/1901
  Holytown, Burnhouse Siding   C 1876/08/29
  Home Farm Colliery Junction   C 1873/09/15
  Houston   C 1873/01/24
  Ibrox Junction G&P Joint C 1874/12/31
  John Street Engine Depot   C 1874/06/17
  Kincraig Siding SNER Div 1862/01/27
  Kilfauns D,P&A Junction D 1863/05/18
  Kingennie   D 1877/02/10
  Kirkbuddo   D 1884/09/19
  Kirriemuir Junction   C 1876/12/20
  Kirriemuir Junction   C 1884/03/01
  Kirtlebridge   C 1851/09/11
  Kirtlebridge   C 1872/10/02
  Kirtlebridge [R]; [RE, Nov 1906], photographs   06/04/1906
  Kirtlebridge [R]   19/12/1916
  Lamington   D 1878/02/10
  Larbert   C 1873/07/18
  Larbert   C 1874/04/24
  Larbert   C 1878/07/24
  Larbert   C 1892/02/17
  Larbert Junction   C 1870/03/14
  Larbert Junction   R 1872/01/02
  Larbert Junction   A 1885/08/24
  Law Junction   D 1884/01/09
  Law's Siding Garriongill Junction   C 1869/11/23
  Leith   D 1887/10/07
  Lesmahagow   C 1870/08/30
  Lesmahagow Junction   C 1869/12/06
  Lesmahagow Junction   C 1870/08/26
  Lesmahagow Junction   C 1874/01/06
  Lesmahagow Junction [R]; [RE, June 1899]  C 1898/11/10
  Leysmill   C 1877/04/09
  Leysmill   A 1879/04/23
  Liff   A 1878/07/24
  Loch Awe C&O A 1881/08/24
  Loch Awe C&O A 1881/08/30
  Lochearnhead - Glenoglehead C&O D 1890/05/22
  Lockerbie   C 1883/05/14
  Lower Greenhill Junction   C 1872/09/16
  Madderty   D 1877/08/18
  Maryhill [R] C 1897/06/22
  Maryhill [R] ; [RE, Oct 1901]    27/03/1901
  Maxwelltown [R]   1871/08/04
  Meigle   C 1873/11/06
  Mill of Ash Tunnel   D 1872/03/15
  Milnwood   D 1886/07/05
  Milnwood Junction [R] ; [RE, June 1906]   27/12/1905
  Moncrieff Tunnel   D 1874/05/12
  Montrose   D 1873/03/18
  Mossend   C 1884/09/20
  Motherwell   C 1869/12/31
  Motherwell [R] C 1871/02/01
  Motherwell   C 1872/10/09
  Motherwell   C 1880/08/24
  Motherwell [R]; [RE, Oct 1900]  C 16/03/1900
  Motherwell Junction   C 1873/09/30
  Motherwell Junction   C 1874/11/30
  Motherwell, Braidhurst   C 1867/12/26
  Muchalls   D 1889/03/09
  Muirhouse Junction [R]; [RE, Oct 1906]   05/05/1906
  New Mills Goods SNER D 1864/03/15
  Newarthill Junction   C 1872/09/23
  Newton - Uddingston [R] C 1871/01/24
  Newton Colliery [R]; [RE, Oct 1899]  D 1899/02/14
  Newton Colliery [R]   29/05/1917
  Overtown [R] C 1857/04/07
  Paisley Junction G&P Joint C 1878/07/13
  Paisley, Boghead Sidings   C 1872/05/30
  Palnure [R] D 1866/12/08
  Penilee G&P Joint C 1880/09/08
  Perth D,P&A Junction C 1850/01/19
  Perth   C 1878/07/30
  Perth   C 1878/08/01
  Perth   C 1883/07/28
  Perth   C 1885/12/21
  Perth General Perth General R 1895/04/24
  Perth [R] C 1899/09/19
  Perth CR, NB, HR  [R]; [RE, Nov 1901]    21/05/1901
  Perth General Perth General R 1895/04/24
  Perth Tunnel SCR C 1852/08/26
  Perth, Almond Valley Junction   C 1875/09/04
  Pollok Junction G&P Joint C 1876/12/28
  Pollokshaws [R]; Same accident as below? C 1899/02/11
  Pollokshaws G,B&K Joint [R]   1899/02/11
  Pollokshaws [R]; Same accident as below?   16/08/1915
  Pollokshaws G,B&K Joint [R];    16/08/1915
  Port Carlisle Branch Junction [R] D 1872/02/16
  Port Glasgow [RE, date?] P 1857/09/01
  Port Glasgow [RE, date?] C 1863/10/09
  Port Glasgow   C 1873/07/14
  Port Glasgow Goods   C 1870/12/23
  Quintinshill [R], see other files of reports, extracts, photographs   22/05/1915
  Ralston Junction G&P Joint D 1880/08/03
  Ravelrig Junction   C 1880/04/24
  Rockcliffe [R] D 1849/02/10
  Ross Junction   C 1883/05/30
  Rutherglen   C 1876/08/19
  Rutherglen   C 1880/01/24
  Rutherglen Junction   C 1887/01/14
  Shields Junction G&P Joint [R] C 1866/11/21
  Shields Junction G&P Joint C 1870/01/12
  Shields Junction G&P Joint C 1873/11/28
  Shields Junction G&P Joint D 1884/08/25
  Shields Junction G&P Joint, G & SWR [R] C 1899/11/15
  Shore Road Crossing Caledonian & Dumbartonshire CO 1882/05/31
  Shotts Ironworks Sidings   R 1887/01/04
  Slateford   C 1853/05/24
  Solway Viaduct Solway Junction L 1881/01/29
  South Greenbank   C 1872/05/04
  Southfield Junction   C 1876/12/02
  Southside, Victoria Junction G,B&K Joint C 1876/05/16
  St Rollox   C 1889/12/02
  Stanley   D 1873/10/02
  Stepps Road   C 1891/02/19
  Stirling   C 1872/09/10
  Stirling   C 1882/03/02
  Stonehaven   C 1891/03/25
  Stonehaven - Muchalls [R] C 1867/01/13
  Strathaven - Stonehouse [R]; [RE, June 1906]   02/01/1906
  Strathyre C&O D 1883/04/13
  Strathyre - Lochearnhead   D 1879/03/04
  Symington   C 1872/12/10
  Tannochside Junction [R] ; [RE, Jan 1907]   22/06/1906
  Uddingston [R] CO 1867/06/03
  Uddingston [R]; [RE, Jan 1907]   13/08/1906
  Unknown location   P 1853/10/21
  Upper Greenhill Junction   C 1873/10/07
  Wallneuk Junction G&P Joint  [R] “Railway & Travel Monthly” Dec 1916   11/09/1916
  Waulkmill Siding [R] C 1871/01/21
  Wemyss Bay   CB 1865/09/16
  Wemyss Bay Junction   A 1878/04/04
  Wemyss Bay Junction   C 1878/05/27
  Wemyss Bay Junction   C 1878/12/14
  West Calder [R]; [RE, Dec 1914]   02/09/1914
  Whifflet   C 1873/03/03
  Wilsontown Junction [R] C 1871/01/25
  Wishaw Ironworks   R 1895/02/28
  Wishaw North Junction [R]; [RE, May 1905]   22/11/1904
  Woodhall Mineral Branch   D 1880/06/02