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Retrieval of freight train, engine KA 951, which derailed 20 August, 1946, in the Manawatu Gorge. Two of the three crew, driver B Craighead and fireman R Hoskins, were killed, while the Guard, R Maitland, escaped. Three wagons and the engine fell into the flooded river after running into a slip at the Woodville end of the Gorge.

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2007N_R52_RAI_0667
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Derailment of train in the Manawatu Gorge
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