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DEATH OF MR. DALLAS.

DENSE FOG IN THE METROPOLIS.

IFEARFUL COLLISION ON THE…

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I FEARFUL COLLISION ON THE GREAT ■ WESTERN RAILWAY. ■ On Tuesday morning anothericollisiom, more serious ■ in its results than either of the accidents of a similar ■ character which line happened during the last few ■ weeks at Pangbourne, Slough, and at Wallingford- ■ road, took place near the Didcot Junction. To avoid ■ the curve in the line to Oxferd, immediately after H leaving that june/ion s. loop line was constructed some time ago, and the Northern trains which are not ■ timed to stop at that station pass along the loop, which is about half a mile in length, and commences just as Didcot-station is leached. It appears that, between two and thrae o'clock, a narrow gauge goods ■ train passed safely down the loop line at full speed, and when it had reached the main line it ran with H immense force into an upper narrow-gauge goods H train, completely catting the train into two parts, and causing an amount of damage which will entail a considerable loss to the company. The up narrow-gauge train was also proceeding at full speed, and should have, been turned on to the up line of the loop, but from some, unaccountable cause the switchman sent the train along the main line, and the consequence was- that the down train ran into it. As ■ it was dark at the time, the drivers of the respective ■ trains were quite ignorant of the approaching danger, and therefore the collision was most fearful. Several trucks were thrown upon each other and shattered to ■ splinters, occupying not more than the space of one truck. The engine itself was forced completely over ■ one of the trucks, and seven bollocks, which were being conveyed to the London market, were dread- ■ fully mangled, and the poor beasts were jammed in, ■ and their groans were pitiful to hear. In this shocking state they were compelled to remain until ■ daylight, when they were drawn out-and put to death. Besides the trucks that were piled high in H the air, eleven or twelve others were smashed, and the engine and tender were completely damaged and H bent about. As in the case of the previous collisions H on the Great Western line, it is perfectly marvellous H thai the accident did not cause the immediate death H of the engine-driver and stoker, who were bruised and H greatly shaken, but not seriously hurt. Immediately it became known that the collision had occurred H telegrams were dispatched to Paddington, Oxford. Swindon, and heading, and a large posse of labourers were sent from Paddington by a special train, and by daylight several hundred men were engaged at the spot clearing the line* under the direction of Mr. Tyrrell, the superintendent of the line, Mr. Kelley, the district superintendent, and Mr. Higgins, the Superintendent at Paddington, but the work was of a difficult character, and the whole of the northern traffic was worked upon the down line, and the trains were of course delayed. The switchman, whose name is Allan, is spoken of as being a steady, respectable man, and since he has been in the company's service he has received a gratuity of £5 for good conduct. He is a native of Harwell, a neighbouring village, and served in the army during the Crimean war. He possesses several medals, and is in the receipt of a pension from the War-office. The contents of the trueks were scattered about and. damaged, and there was quite a pool of brandy, wine, and other liquors which had been thrown out at the spot.

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