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In the early life of the Whitfield rail line there was the occasion of the runaway truck - an empty rail truck that somehow, quietly and unnoticed moved under its own momentum, away from the Whitfield siding and travelling towards the Wangaratta end, began an exciting little episode in the line’s history.
As most travellers will have observed there is a noticeable fall in the gradient of the road towards north until one reaches the vicinity of Moyhu.
As the rail line followed closely to this gradient, the runaway truck slowly gained momentum and would have passed Edi at quite a handy speed, much to the consternation of the observing Edi school teacher who was understandably concerned for public safety, and who immediately made an effort to issue some sort of warning.
The truck who’s unauthorised departure soon became apparent, was then pursued by the engine and crew, but the unladen truck, having a good head start, was well clear of being "caught up with" until the flatter gradient somewhere near Claremont slowed it’s speed and brought about its apprehension, and thus its return to the Whitfield siding.
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