|REPLACING THE DERAILED ENGINE|
The scene in the Hamley Bridge station yard shows the work in progress of replacing the derailed engine and van on to the line. —Krischock, photo.
|THE EAST-WEST EXPRESS|
|THE DERAILED ENGINE|
|GENERAL VIEW OF THE DERAILMENT|
|PACIFIC NO.609 MOUNTS THE UPTRACK|
"The Border Watch" reports:
The passengers and crew on the East West express had a narrow escape from injury when the train was derailed In the Hamley Bridge station yard about 40 miles from Adelaide yesterday.
The big Pacific engine was only a short distance from the platform when it left the lines. The first intimation of the accident was the sound of tearing rails and splintering woodwork, as the engine ploughed into the permanent way, which was torn up for a distance of 30 yards.
The passengers in the first coach were thrown across the carriage, while others scrambled down and ran to the front of the train. It was found that the crew had escaped, and none of the passengers were injured.
No one could explain the cause of the derailment, as the points were found to be set correctly. The yard is being remodelled, and about 14 men were working nearby. One of them saw the engine leave the lines, and called a warning to his companions to jump. The coaches did not tip over, but came to rest at a dangerous angle.