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Runaway Train Hanging off Finsbury Park Bridge, 1959

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Albums: Historical Images of Finsbury Park Town

Comment by Gordon T on July 8, 2017 at 16:37

Doubt there'd be people waiting for the bus right underneath today.

There's footage of it on Pathe News here.  A freight train ran out of control and hit an empty passenger train.

Comment by Madeline on July 14, 2017 at 6:46

That's the bridges in Stroud Green Road.

Comment by Peter John Morris on November 10, 2017 at 13:55
I just noticed re-visiting this photo that the ‘Alladin’ panto advert was for the one I actually went to with the late Bob Monkhouse starring! I remember the panto, but not the accident.
Comment by StephenBln on November 10, 2017 at 15:03

That's the 236 (from Stroud Green) bus stop. The only (single deck) route to go under the bridge.. Double deckers tried it occasionally, but soon found out that it was too low.

Comment by Hugh on December 15, 2017 at 11:38

Here's a similar incident from ten years earlier. 

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