Twelve persons were injured, several seriously, when a steel girder protruding from a flat of a west-bound freight train on February 14 tore one side from throe parlour cars of the east-bound Cincinnati-Pittsburgh express on the Pennsylvania railroad at Oakdale, near Pittsburg, U.S.A. Both, trains were moving slowly when the sixty-foot girder, believed to have been jolted from its position on the fiat car, struck the express. It tore the roof from one of the steel parlour cars/ and rippedthe side from all three.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9584, 11 April 1919
Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9584, 11 April 1919
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