AUCKLAND RAILWAY ACCIDENT.
NO BLAME ATTACHABLE TO SIGNALMAN.
Auckland, May 28. Immediately after the railway accident at' Whangamarino, a number of railway officers and passengers proceeded to the building in which the signal levers were boused, and found the lever in position to display the red light for danger at the home signal 200 yards distant. Tne fog was sufficiently dense to make it impossible for the porter who operated the lever to see what light was showing from the station platform, After having noted that the lever stood correctly set for "danger," and was still locked with the patent lock, the party pro* eeeded to the signal, and found the green light displayed instead of the red, The night was very cold. It is presumed that the wires contracted and caused the wrong signal to be hoisted, as was the case in the Teraara (New South Wales) railway smash two months ago,
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AUCKLAND RAILWAY ACCIDENT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4399, 29 May 1914