Ssdney, April 20.
Aα alarming and extraordinary accident happened to the mail train near Goiilburn through the connection rod of the engine breaking and falling oa the line, The first carriage missed
the rod, but the second etruck it, and it was derailed. The driver was not aware of the trouble, and the derailed carriage was dragged at the rate of forty miles an hour for two miles to Joppa Junction, where the couplings broke. The front wheels of the second carriage in some marvellous ninnnerhere took the up line, and the back wheels the down line. The carriages ran for a distancH of eixtv six yatds .broadside on, and stopped in the middle of the bridge over tbe crt>ek. I Toe roraainde , : of tbe rraia, consisting of nix eturiagw and the hrako Vft* ; , containing ninov-v p-wf-nger.?. struck the ca'cb point*, and imm-.d down rhu incline towards the dead end, attaining a tremendous speed. A terrific smash appeared imminent, when something caused the couplings between the front and rear carriages to break, operating, tbe We3tinghouse brake, The carriages came to a sudden standstill, nobody being injured.
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TRAIN ACCIDENT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4389, 21 April 1914
TRAIN ACCIDENT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4389, 21 April 1914
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