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Bromsgrove train accident 23rd March 2020

At about 2243 on Monday 23 March 2020, a 3-coach class 170 Cross Country passenger train, operating the 21:05 Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street service, was approaching Bromsgrove station when it collided with a class 66 locomotive 66057 that had become derailed at the end of a siding. The passenger train suffered significant damage along the side of all three vehicles, although it remained on the track and did not derail. There were 4 passengers and 2 crew on board the passenger train and none reported any injuries. 66057 had just travelled light engine  from Bescot to Bromsgrove, to act as a banking locomotive required to assist heavy freight trains up the 1 in 37 Lickey incline to the north of the station. It derailed as it ran through the buffers at the end of the siding used to hold the banking locomotives just to the south of Bromsgrove station. Being adjacent to the mainline the locomotive had come to rest with the front bogie embedded in the ballast with its front left corner foul of northbound trains. The driver of 66057 was not injured in the collision, although the locomotive suffered damage to the corner of the leading cab.