An artist’s gruesome impression of an 1880 accident on the Remutaka incline which was first published in the New Zealand Mail that year. A gust of gale-force wind, common in the Remutaka Range, blew all of a train’s carriages off the line. Three people were killed and 21 were hurt, with one dying later of their injuries. Windbreaks were built along parts of the line to prevent a recurrence.
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