Does anyone know about any rail accidents involving Sydney's Red Rattler trains? I have seen about three photographs of these. I have also watched a video on Youtube about a incident about C 3424's traction motors catching fire. Does anyone know any info about this as well?
Thanks to those that answer!
When I was around two years old, I remember being taken up to the Clanville Road bridge in Roseville and looking at a stopped electric train. Subsequently I realised this was the 1950 Roseville accident where a train bound for Hornsby hit the rear of a stopped train waiting to enter the terminal platform at Lindfield. Sadly the stopped train was waiting for a train to leave the terminating platform, which did so, running into the wreckage of the other two trains. The good news was that the platform indicator at Lindfield was wrong, showing a main line train departing first, so the departing train was almost empty.
A friend's mother whose kitchen window faced the track at the collision location, was washing the breakfast dishes and saw the first collision. She called to her husband on his way out at the front door "Wally, don't bother to hurry to catch a train...."