Created 11-May-11
Modified 11-May-11
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Hastings 6B DEMU 1032 went through the buffer stops of platform 5 at Charing Cross and made an unexpected appearance on the station concourse.
These pictures show the recovery.
Thanks to Andy Smith for the following additional information:-
The cause of this accident was that the 27 way control jumper behind the leading motor coach dropped, causing a sudden loss of EP brake on the 11 coaches behind the motor coach, 11 coaches pushing the the motor coach through the stops. If I remember rightly, this was an ECS move in from Grove Park depot. Driver was Brian Clee of West Marina.

Images dated 11/1/79.

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Keywords:1032, 1979, 6B, British Rail, Charing Cross, Class 203, DEMU

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