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1940s[]

  • 1st January 1948 - British Railways Formed from GWR, LMS, LNER and SR.
  • 17th April 1948 - Winsford Collision (24 people killed)[1]
  • 17th May 1948 - Battyeford Collision[2]
  • 17th June 1948 - New Southgate Derailment (1 person killed)[3]
  • 18th November 1948 - Woolwich Dockyard Collision (2 people killed)[4]
  • 19th Febuary 1949 - New Southgate Derailment[5]
  • 14th November 1949 - Bournemouth Central Collision (1 person injured)[6]

1950s[]

  • 5th June 1950 - Tollerton Derailment[7]
  • 8th June 1950 - Beattock Fire (5 people killed, 1 person injured)[8]
  • 27th August 1950 - Penmaenmawr Collision (1 person killed)[1]
  • 23rd August 1950 - Drumburgh Collision (2 people killed, 3 injured)[5]
  • 5th August 1951 - Ford Collision (9 people killed, 47 injured)[8]
  • 9th August 1951 - Doncaster Collision (14 people killed, 12 injured)
  • 17th August 1951 - Newcastle Central Collision (2 people killed)[9]
  • 21st September 1951 - Weedon Derailment (15 people killed, 35 injured)
  • 19th November 1951 - Cocking/ Midhurst Derailment[9]
  • 21st April 1952 - Blea Moor Derailment[2]
  • 20th July 1952 - Shawford Derailment[6]
  • 8th October 1952 - Harrow & Wealdstone Collision (112 people killed, 240 injured)
  • 1952 - Lockwood Derailment[5]
  • 15th August 1953 - Irk Valley Junction Collision (10 people killed, 58 injured)
  • 16th August 1953 - Kingsbury Derailment[2]
  • 4th September 1953 - Bethnal Green Derailment[3]
  • 3rd February 1954 - Watford Junction Derailment (9 people injured)[8]
  • 8th May 1954 - Plumpton Derailment[2]
  • 23rd September 1954 - Whitchurch Town Derailment[6]
  • 12th November 1954 - Kirkcaldy Run Away[10]
  • 23rd January 1955 - Sutton Coldfield Derailment (17 people killed, 25 people injured)
  • 28th May 1955 - Wormit Derailment (3 people killed, 41 injured)[11][12]
  • 7th August 1955 - Barby Derailment (1 person killed, 18 injured)[2]
  • 20th November 1955 - Milton Derailment (11 People killed, 157 injured)
  • 2nd December 1955 - Barnes Collision (13 people killed, 41 injured)
  • 22nd December 1955 - Hellifield Collision[13]
  • 23rd December 1955 - Woking Collision[8]
  • 1955 - Modernisation Plan formed.
  • 17th August 1956 - Bournemouth West Collision[6]
  • 25th August 1956 - Filey Holiday Camp Run Away[7]
  • 6th September 1956 - Ludlow Collition[4]
  • 7th January 1957 - Welwyn Garden City Collision (1 person killed, 25 people injured)
  • 9th February 1957 - Chapel-en-le-Frith Collision (1 person killed)[8]
  • 9th August 1957 - Stains Collision (9 people injured)[2]
  • 6th December 1957 - Lewisham Collision (90 people killed, 173 people injured)
  • December 1957 - Woodhay Derailment[6]
  • 30th January 1958 - Daganham Collision (10 people killed, 89 people injured)
  • 16th February 1958 - Ince Moss Junction (2 people killed)[13]
  • 4th April 1958 - Croydon Collision (6 people injured)[2]
  • 20th May 1958 - Arkleston Junction Collision (1 person killed, 26 injured)[8]
  • 28th June 1958 - Lockwood Derailment[8]
  • 4th July 1958 - Maze Hill Collision (45 people injured)
  • 5th August 1958 - York Run Away[3]
  • 12th August 1958 - Borough Market Junction (6 people injured)[8]
  • 25th Augusr 1958 - Eastbourne Collision (5 people killed, 40 people injured)
  • 2nd September 1958 - Lunan Bay Derailment[13]
  • 19th November 1958 - Hitchin Collision[7]
  • 22nd November 1958 - Balnaguard Derailment (2 injured)[2]
  • 1958 - Millbrook Derailment[6]
  • 17th February 1959 - Crayford Collision (70 people injured)[13]
  • 29th October 1959 - St. Denys Derailment[6][7]
  • 4th November 1959 - West Sleekburn Collision (2 people killed)[9]
  • 9th November 1959 - Finsbury Park Collision[1]
  • 12th November 1959 - East Ham Collision (13 people injured)[5]
  • 15th December 1959 - London Victoria Collision (11 people injured)[5]

1960s[]

  • 9th January 1960 - Kentish Town Derailment[1]
  • 19th January 1960 - Consett Derailment[1]
  • March 1960 - BR Standard number 92220 'Evening Star' becomes the final steam locomotive to be made by BR.
  • 12th December 1960 - St Denys Derailment (2 people injured)[6]
  • 11th Febuaruy 1961 - WCML Train Split (1 person killed, 4 injured)[2]
  • 13th February 1961 - Baschurch Collision (3 people killed, 2 injured)[8]
  • February 1961 - Royton Run Away (1 Injury)[5]
  • 20th March 1961 - Cannon Street Collision[1]
  • 11th April 1961 - Waterloo Collision (1 person killed, 14 injured)[8]
  • 18th April 1961 - Pitsea Derailment[3]
  • 6th June 1961 - Carlisle Citadel Collision[2]
  • 16th July 1961 - Singleton Bank Collision (7 people killed, 116 injured)[2]
  • 16th October 1961 - Robin Hoods Bay Run Away[9]
  • 7th December 1961 - Bodmin General Collision[5]
  • 15th December 1961 - Conington Collision[3]
  • 7th January 1962 - Mirfield Derailment[9]
  • 2nd Feebruary 1962 - Polmont Collision (5 injured)[13]
  • 4th June 1962 - Lincoln Central Derailment (3 people killed, 49 injured)[2]
  • 10th June 1962 - Blea Moor Derailment (1 injured)
  • 1st August 1962 - Barnham Derailment (38 injured)[1]
  • 25th August 1962 - Torquay Collision (23 injured)[13]
  • 1st April 1963 - Weedon Derailment[4]
  • 23rd March 1963 - Burghclere/ Highclere Derailment[6]
  • 1st August 1963 - Norton Bridge Collision[14]
  • 1st August 1963 - Barnham Derailment[13]
  • 15th August 1963 - Knowle and Dorridge Collision (3 people killed)
  • 1963 - Beeching Axe, many smaller lines closed.
  • 5th March 1964 - Itchingfield Junction Collision (2 people killed)[6]
  • 7th April 1964 - Howe & Co's Signalbox Derailment[4]
  • May 1964 - Railway Technical Centre Opened[15]
  • 23rd October 1964 - Brighton Derailment[2]
  • 7th May 1965 - Preston-le-Skerne Collision[2]
  • 1965 - BR Double Arrow and Corporate Blue livery formed and 'roled out'.
  • 15th July 1966 - Kingham Derailment (18 injured)[9]
  • 14th August 1966 - SanquharDerailment[9]
  • 30th September 1966 - Wallers Ash Derailment[6]
  • 31st July 1967 - Thirsk Derailment (7 people killed, 45 injured)
  • 28th November 1967 - Raynes Park Derailment[8]
  • 6th January 1968 - Hixon Collision (11 people killed, 45 injured)
  • 1st September 1968 - Aldwyth Derailment[5]
  • 7th May 1969 - Morpeth Derailment (6 people killed, 46 injured)
  • 10th June 1969 - Lichfield Derailment[4]
  • 13th June 1969 - Somerton Derailment[4]
  • 15th June 1969 - Lamington Derailment[4]
  • 23rd July 1969 - Sandy Derailment[4]

1970s[]

  • 1970 - TOPS introduced.
  • 26th July 1971 - Macclesfield Derailment[2]
  • 28th July 1971 - Guilford Derailment[8]
  • June 1973 - Ashwood Dale Derailment[1]
  • 20th December 1973 - Ealing Broadway Derailment (10 people killed, 94 injured)[13]
  • 1973 - Disley Tunnel Derailment[1]
  • 1973 - Shields Junction Collision[4]
  • 6th June 1975 - Nuneaton Collision (6 people killed, 38 injured)
  • 6th August 1975 - Weaver Junction Collision[9]
  • September 1975 - London Derailment (of 33 041)[7]
  • 26th October 1975 - Lunan Collision (1 person killed, 42 injured)[7]
  • 2nd January 1976 - Worcester Tunnel Junction (2 people killed)[3]
  • 25th June 1976 - Luton Collision[9]
  • 5th September 1977 - Farnley Junction Collision (2 people killed, 15 injured)[7]
  • 11th October 1977 - Mottingham Derailment[9]
  • 6th July 1978 - Taunton Sleeping Car Fire (12 people killed, 15 injured)
  • September 1978 - Chinley Derailment[2]
  • 1st March 1979 - Peak Forest Derailment[2]
  • 29th November 1979 - Northallerton Derailment[9]
  • 1979 - New Mills Tunnel Derailment[1]

1980s[]

  • 16th February 1980 - Bushey Derailment (19 injured)[4]
  • 22nd May 1980 - Prestonpans Derailment[7]
  • 8th April 1981 - Hadfield Derailment[2]
  • 11th December 1981 - Sear Green Collision (4 people killed, 5 injured)
  • 16th January 1982 - Chinley Derailment[1]
  • 23rd June 1984 - Morpeth Derailment (15 injured)
  • 13th November 1984 - Stockport Derailment[1]
  • 30th November 1984 - Stoulton Derailment (2 injured)[8]
  • 9th March 1986 - Chinley Collision (1 person killed)[13]
  • 19th September 1986 - Colwich Collision (1 person killed, 75 injured)[4]
  • 20th February 1987 - Chinley Derailment[8]
  • 24th March 1987 - Frome North Junction[14]
  • 6th August 1987 - Baddesley Ensor Derailment[5]
  • 19th October 1987 - Glanrhyd Bridge collapse (4 people killed)
  • January 1988 - Tavistock Junction Derailment[5]
  • 14th June 1988 - Copyhold Junction Derailment[8]
  • 12th December 1988 - Clapham Junction Collision (39 people killed, 484 injured)
  • 4th March 1989 - Purley Collision (5 people killed, 88 injured)
  • 6th March 1989 - Bellgrove Collision (2 people killed)
  • 4th October 1989 - Huddersfield Collision (18 injured)

1990s[]

  • 22nd August 1990 - Hyde Junction Collision (28 injured)[14]
  • 8th January 1991 - Cannon Street Collision (2 people killed, 534 injured)
  • 16th May 1991 - Bradford-on-Tone Derailment[5]
  • 21st July 1991 - Newton Collision (4 people killed, 22 injured)
  • 2nd November 1991 - Standedge Tunnel Fire[5]
  • 7th December 1991 - Severn Tunnel Collision (185 injured)
  • 1994 - BR is Privatised by the Conservative Government.
  • 21st November 1997 - BR Runs Last Train

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