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Steam train collides with car

  Sunday, December 26, 1999
A car driver was injured when a steam train has collided with his car on a level crossing in Dorset today (26 December).
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The incident occurred at an unmanned level crossing near Harmans Cross station on the Swanage Railway. The car, a white Vauxall Astra is thought to have been attempting to beat the train across the crossing. It was carried for 100 yards beyond the crossing and the the 23 year-old driver had to be cut free from the wreckage. He was air-lifted to hospital with chest and shoulder injuries. His condition is said to be stable. None of the passengers on the train were injured.

The Swanage Railway is a heritage railway that operates trains over a restored section of the former British Railways branch line between Wareham and the seaside town of Swanage. The trains are hauled by preserved steam locomotives and are manned by volunteers.



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