24.08.15 Train incident update.
Following the derailment of our miniature train 17th August a railway expert from the HSE visited us on Friday to carry out a very thorough investigation.
There was no obvious cause of the accident, so it’s likely that a number of minor factors came together at the same time to cause the end of the last carriage to lift slightly.
The inspector spent most of the day taking measurements and photographs and will send us a report in due course. Until then we will of course not be running the train. When the report does arrive we will study it carefully and decide on how to proceed.
We have all been deeply shocked by this incident and the stress that it caused. We are thankful that there were no serious injuries, but it is the worst thing to have happened here in 25 years. We will not re open the train unless we are confident that such an incident cannot ever happen again.