November 7, 2011, 9:54 am
The story here is that B63 rolled into the turn table pit at Geelong Loco depot, in about 1979, there was also a B class, No 64 or 65 that rolled into the turntable pit at Seymour, the other consecutive B class number was at Ballarat Loco that night, story goes they rang up Ballarat Loco and told them to make sure the Handbrake was on tight.
I'm not sure, but that person with the camera on the far left of the photo looks like Phil Hayward, a night shift welder at the Geelong Ford Factory, he was killed, along with 5 other people, at Farm House Corner, on the Hume Hwy, between Gunning and Yass, opposite Bill Granger's farm. A LTL Louisville, one of Grays, went around the corner South bound and lost it, his trailer took out three Northbound cars with 2 occupants each.
This incident happened on the morning of Friday, the 23rd of November, 1979, as told in a comment by Geoff Winkler on the previous picture of the same incident.
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