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Train accident at Sunshine, Victoria

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CollectionsNational Union of Railwaymen of Australia
Date created: 20 April 1908
Photograph of various people gathered at the end of a railway platform where there is a conjunction of railway tracks. Some trains can be seen in the distance. Several of the men seem to be scrutinising the tracks. The country beyond the railway lines includes paddocks and large buildings that look like warehouses or factories. The sign on one building proclaims: HARVESTER WORKS. The Sunshine accident occurred when the Easter Monday special train from Bendigo passed stop signals and collided with the rear of a train from Ballarat that was standing at the station. 44 people died and 431 were injured in what until 1956 was Australia's worst railway accident.
Location: Sunshine, Victoria


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