"Troublesome" section known to railworkers
|Image from the Peter Miller Collection|
At 10.35pm on Sunday 10 November 1946 a London-bound express train derailed about 200 yards south of the Dixons Hill Road bridge, Welham Green.
The train had left Newcastle at 4.45pm on its way to King's Cross. It was made up of 12 carriages hauled by a type V.2 class engine and was travelling at about 55 mph.
The entire train derailed, apart from the leading wheels of the engine.