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(AUS) Granville Rail Disaster. 35 Years on

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From The Sydney Morning Herald:

Granville train crash victims remembered

Roje Adaimy

January 18, 2012 - 4:50PM

Anne Bowers says her hate for cigarette smoke helped save her life in Australia's worst rail disaster.

 

She was one of hundreds aboard a Sydney-bound train from Mount Victoria when it derailed and crashed into the Bold Street overpass at Granville, in Sydney's west, on January 18, 1977.

 

Eighty-three people were killed and over 210 injured after the bridge collapsed and crushed two passenger carriages.

Granville train crash victims remembered

 

For those not aware this is Australia's worst rail disaster.

On this day in 1977 Locomotive 4620 with the 6:09AM Mount Victoria to Sydney Terminal derailed at 8:11AM outside Granville station and hit the bridge support of the Bold Street overpass bringing down the overpass onto two pass cars.

The cause of the disaster was poor maintance of the line.

 

Granville rail disaster - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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