The Free Dictionary  
mailing list For webmasters
Welcome Guest Forum Search | Active Topics | Members

The Tangiwai Rail Disaster (1953) Options
Daemon
Posted: Monday, December 24, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 3/7/2009
Posts: 27,139
Neurons: 80,595
Location: Inside Farlex computers
The Tangiwai Rail Disaster (1953)

On December 24, 1953, an overnight express train from Wellington to Auckland, New Zealand, was crossing a rail bridge over the Whangaehu River near Tangiwai when the bridge collapsed, sending the engine and first five carriages into the river. The sixth car teetered on the edge, giving a passersby and a guard time to save passengers before it plummeted into the river. Fortunately, the last five carriages remained on the tracks. What had weakened the bridge just minutes before the train arrived? More...
Pieter_Hove
Posted: Monday, December 24, 2018 1:24:41 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 1/6/2014
Posts: 460
Neurons: 550,092
Location: Schaerbeek, Brussels Capital Region, Belgium
Trains are a safe means of traveling, though. Much more safe than going by car.
KSPavan
Posted: Monday, December 24, 2018 2:26:41 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 1/28/2015
Posts: 5,813
Neurons: 3,075,192
Location: Kolkata, Bengal, India
This Day in History
The Tangiwai Rail Disaster (1953)
On December 24, 1953, an overnight express train from Wellington to Auckland, New Zealand, was crossing a rail bridge over the Whangaehu River near Tangiwai when the bridge collapsed, sending the engine and first five carriages into the river. The sixth car teetered on the edge, giving a passersby and a guard time to save passengers before it plummeted into the river. Fortunately, the last five carriages remained on the tracks.
Users browsing this topic
Guest


Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Main Forum RSS : RSS
Forum Terms and Guidelines | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2008-2019 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.