Sunshine Railway Disaster, The
DESCRIPTION: Two trains approach Sunshine at the same time. 44 die in the crash. "If those trains had only run As they should, their proper time, There wouldn't have been a disaster At a place they call Sunshine. If those brakes had only held...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1974
KEYWORDS: train wreck disaster death Australia
April 20, 1908 - The Bendigo train crashes into the rear of the Ballarat train at Sunshine near Melbourne. 44 passengers (all in the Ballarat train) were killed; over 400 (from both trains) were injured
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Fahey-Eureka, pp. 210-211, "The Sunshine Railway Disaster" (1 text, 1 tune)
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