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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.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2014N_R51_007820
Title
Train Derailment in the Manawatu Gorge
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection R 51
Date
August 1946

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Place
Manawatu

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r 51,
railway,
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