Kōrero: Railway accidents

Rakaia rail accident, 1907

Rakaia rail accident, 1907

The devastation that can be caused by railway accidents is captured here. A southbound train collided with a northbound train full of volunteer soldiers north of Rakaia, Canterbury, early in the morning of 29 March 1907. Both trains were seriously damaged, and several people were injured, but – amazingly – nobody was killed.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Edward George Child Collection (PAColl-3084)
Reference: 1/4-016571; G

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Railway accidents - Rail safety issues', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/20590/rakaia-rail-accident-1907 (accessed 9 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010