Kōrero: Railway accidents

Picking up the pieces

Picking up the pieces

When the driver of a southbound goods train fell asleep on 3 December 1966, his train crashed into a northbound goods train at Pōkākā, north of Ohakune on the North Island main trunk line. Carriages and goods were strewn for a considerable distance along the line, creating a huge task for those who had to clean up. Crew error is a significant cause of rail accidents.

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Photograph by W. F. Hudson

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Railway accidents - Types of accidents', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/20594/picking-up-the-pieces (accessed 20 September 2020)

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