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This photograph shows the retrieval of the derailed freight engine KA 951, derailed into the Manawatu Gorge. The accident happened 20 August 1946. Two of the three crewmen were killed - B. Craighead and the fireman, R. Hoskins, while the guard, R Maitland, escaped. Three wagons and the engine fell into the flooded river.

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2014N_R51_007820
Title
Train Derailment in the Manawatu Gorge
Relation
Public Photograph Collection R 51
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Coolstore

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Manawatu
Date
August 1946

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Palmerston North City Library

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