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Damaged train after 1977 derailment

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This image posted on Facebook by Marcello Gabrielli shows the aftermatch of a train derailment in 1977.

Alongside the image which appeared on the Il’son Bygones page, he said: “Late afternoon of July 8 the 11.50 Glasgow - Nottingham only had a short distance to run to complete its journey when the train ran into some derailed coal hoppers near Ilkeston.

“The locomotive, 45067 bore the brunt of the collision, leaving the entire train derailed.

“Fortunately there were no serious injuries sustained.”

The image prompted people to share their memories of the incident.

 

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