A locomotive belonging to the Midland Railway (number 179)
can be seen lying on it's side after colliding with the rear of a passenger
train at Esholt Junction.
This happened in the afternoon, the Leeds to Ilkley
train (Midland 179) collided with the Ilkley to Bradford train and destroyed
the rear six sections, overturning its own engine and tender.
Two lines to
Leeds and Bradford converge at the Junction, each line with it's own signals
(on the left) .
The Leeds signal was hidden by foliage and the engine driver
mistakenly thought the Bradford signal was for him and continued down the line
instead of waiting and crashed into the Ilkley to Bradford train.
were killed and many injured.