New Zealand NZ 1946 Manawatu River Train Disaster Cover
Manawatu River Accident Cover.On 20 August 1946 an earth-slip crashed onto the Palmerston North - Napier freight train just outside the Manawatu Gorge near to Te Apiti siding. The engine and first three wagons, including a mail van, fell into the flooded river killing the engine driver and fireman. Mail was salvaged some days later when the river level had fallen and was taken to Wellington for drying out and onward transmission.
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