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January 18, 1977 – Australia’s worst rail disaster occurs at Granville, Sydney, killing 83


The Granville rail/train disaster occurred on Tuesday 18 January 1977 at Granville, New South Wales, a western suburb of Sydney, when a crowded commuter train derailed, running into the supports of a road bridge that collapsed onto two of the train’s passenger carriages. The official enquiry found the primary cause of the crash to be poor fastening of … Continue reading

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