34027 Taw Valley hauls
The Rougemont Limited
Regards, Clive Smith An excellent result - many thanks Clive.
On Monday 17th January 1964, a dark morning, driver Jack Dunn took the 06.55 diesel hauled freight train out of Truro for Falmouth. Very near the end of the journey and still in the dark they approached Bar Lane bridge. Here the train failed to respond to the brakes maybe due to a linkage failure or ice on the track. The 80 ton loco and 10 freight wagons went hurtling in the direction of Falmouth sidings. Both the driver and fireman jumped clear. Jack Dunn very unfortunately hit the parapet of Bar Lane bridge and bounced back under the locomotive. He lost both hands. The guard who stayed at his post in the guards van was severely shaken.
Mike Truscott has the cutting from the Falmouth Packet and is hoping to find out exactly what happened that morning, he is looking for an official report of the incident but has so far been unable to locate the vital information. If you can help with more details or a source of an official accident report Mike would be most grateful. Mike can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org