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ENGINE DERAILED

BRINGS DOWN OVERHEAD

BRIDGE

(P.A.) AUCKLAND, January 4. Derailed when approaching the Ellerslie railway station this .afternoon, the light engine of the Auckland-Papa-kura train struck the stone Suppottoat the left side and.caused.the footbridg* to collapse on the engine. The,front bogies of the engine left the track completely and the front -wheels of the leading car were also derailed. The only passenger hurt suffered slight scratches. The left side of the engine wias fairly extensively damaged and the platforms on the first and second of the six carriages were smashed. The gas'mam carried by the overhead -bridge was broken, but the leaks were blocked by a repair gang. The inner rail on the track was snapped. A large .1; breakdown crane was sent to remove the broken bridge and lift the engine and the first car back on the line. Occurring at the peak time, the ac'ci- / dent disorganised tlie whole ofJxXh.* south suburban services between' Auckland and Papakura via NewmairkeTas only one line could be used at Elletelje. Some trains were delayed as much;-as 35 minutes.. \ ".*:"„ ,

The cause of the derailment will ;t» ;he subject of an investigation. ■'■-"'.*.

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ENGINE DERAILED, Evening Post, Volume CXXXV, Issue 3, 5 January 1943

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ENGINE DERAILED Evening Post, Volume CXXXV, Issue 3, 5 January 1943

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