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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.Two of the three crewmen were killed in this accident. The two fatalities were the driver, B. Craighead and the fireman, R. Hoskins. The guard, R Maitland, escaped. Three wagons and the engine fell into the flooded river.See Manawatu Evening Standard 17 August 1996 (page 11), 30 August 1983 (page 15) and The Guardian, 19 May 1976.

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2014N_R49_007818
Title
Train Derailment in the Manawatu Gorge
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Public Photograph Collection R49
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Coolstore

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The Gorge, Manawatu
Date
1946

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Palmerston North City Library

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