35th anniversary of Granville train disaster

Granville Train Disaster 1977
Granville Train Disaster 1977, originally uploaded by Blue Mountains Library – Local Studies.

Survivors of the Granville train disaster have gathered at the western Sydney site of the crash to mark the 35th anniversary of what is still Australia’s worst rail accident.

Eighty three people died and more than 200 were injured when a passenger train derailed and ran into the base of the Bold Street Bridge on January 18, 1977.

Two passenger carriages were crushed as the bridge came down on top of the train.

The early morning service was packed with commuters travelling from the Blue Mountains — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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