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Air raid damage to goods wagons at Newton Abbot Station in 1940

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On 20th August 1940 Newton Abbot Station was attacked by three German planes. This images shows the devastation that was caused by both bomb damage and extensive machine gun fire. Parts of the station were completely destroyed, along with damage to 15 locomotives, 52 passenger carriages and 22 goods wagons. In total, 60 people died or were seriously injured

Copyright © STEAM Museum of the GWR

Media ID 19929941

Date: 28th February 2014

Image Size: 3104 x 2128 Pixels

Filesize is 1.32MB

Associated Categories: Carriages and Wagons

Associated Categories: Newton Abbot Station

Associated Categories: The Railway at War

Associated Categories: Second World War

Keywords: air raid, bomb damage, newton abbot, wagons, world war 2