Off the Road at Crag Hall (1993)

A Class 37 in Railfreight livery passes what looks like a Class 31 stranded on the roads at Crag Hall, by the lean on it it looks like a broken spring. Russ Pigott tells us: ”The 31 is actually derailed. It came off on the points leading to the headshunt that are worked from the box. I was having my annual assessment at the time and so was the signalman. Also the train was an inspection saloon from York, I’ve never seen so many gaffers in one spot!  The cause was put down to poor maintenance of the point rodding and as the chief signalling engineer was in the saloon I reckon he would have got a lot of stick afterwards!”

Image and additional information courtesy of Russ Pigott.

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