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59th Anniversary of the Chapel-en-le-Frith crash

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  1. daveannjon

    daveannjon Well-Known Member

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    Matlock Mercury has marked it:

    http://www.matlockmercury.co.uk/new...n-the-59th-anniversary-of-his-death-1-7701656

    It led to a change in the way Stanier brake valves were assembled.

    Dave
     
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    LMS2968 Part of the furniture

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    http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/documents/MoT_Chapel1957.pdf

    A somewhat more accurate account, although there are major problems with the verdict. Adrian Vaughan probably got nearer in 'Obstruction Danger'.

    Exactly how many Stanier brake pipe unions were modified as a result is open to speculation, but I'd suggest many locos went for scrap carrying the original design.
     
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    Thanks for your post - especially the link to the report.
     

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