Composition of the train

 

From Paddington:

 

Engine & tender 478 (6 wheels) Driver Henry Richardson, Fireman James Hill

Brake van 351 (4 wheels) Under guard John Hill

Composite carriage 446 (6 wheels)

3rd class carriage 634 (6 wheels)

3rd class carriage 555 (6 wheels)

Composite carriage 188 (6 wheels)

1st class carriage 497 (6 wheels)

2nd class carriage 326 (6 wheels)

Brake van 174 (4 wheels) Head guard John Price

1st class carriage 618 (6wheels)

2nd class carriage 363 (6 wheels)*

3rd class carriage 949 (4 wheels)*

3rd class carriage 637 (6 wheels)*

 

Added at Reading

 

Brake van 352 (4 wheels)* no guard

3rd class carriage 639 (6 wheels)* last vehicle on the train

 

Added at Oxford

 

Engine & tender 386 (pilot) Added to front of train

3rd class carriage 845 (4 wheels) Added between engine 478 & brake van 351

 

 

Notes

 

* the last 5 vehicles remained intact and were brought back to Oxford immediately after the accident

By Linda Haynes

With special thanks to Linda Haynes for the above information.