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Rail accident on North Yorkshire Moors tourist line

Steam train at Grosmont
Image caption No one was hurt in the accident which happened at Grosmont station

A train carriage derailed in an accident on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

The incident happened as five passenger carriages were being attached to an engine at Grosmont station in North Yorkshire on Tuesday morning.

The empty carriages rolled away and crashed into buffers, causing one of them to come off the tracks.

Cleaners on the train got off as it started to move. No one was injured in the incident.

Northern Rail Services on the adjacent line between Middlesbrough and Whitby were suspended while a crane was brought in to recover the derailed carriage.

The railway is a popular tourist attraction running vintage trains across 18 miles (29km) of track in the Esk Valley. It is a registered charity run by volunteers.

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