A rail accident in India in 1933

A brief extract from the Annual Report of the Indian Railways of 1933-34.

Accident on 2nd May 1933

Note: This location corresponds to a point between Rampur Dumra and Barhiya on the Mokama-Kiul section. The train appears to be a predecessor of the later 6 Amritsar-Howrah Mail. According to a 1930 timetable, it started from Peshawar Cantt and ran via Lahore, Saharanpur, Lucknow and Rae Bareli. In the 1940s it started from Lahore, and this route continued up to Partition.

And pictures from there:

Barh 1933 Acc-1Barh 1933 Acc-2

The loco is seen to be a 4-4-2, not one of the 4-6-2s like the XB which was later known to have a tendency to ‘hunt’ or sway from side to side.

Note: a well-known railfan site has these pictures mentioned as showing the accident at Bihta in 1937, but this is incorrect and due to the wrong assumption of the writer.