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A chronology of some of the major railway accidents in
Nov 16 2004: More than 100 people injured when a high-speed Tilt
Train derails at Rosedale, north of Bundaberg in Queensland.
Jan 31 2003: Seven people killed and dozens injured when a
Tangara train derails near Waterfall station, south of Sydney.
Dec 2, 1999: Seven people were killed and 51 injured when a
Sydney-bound commuter train slammed into the back of the Indian
Pacific at Glenbrook in the Blue Mountains.
August 18, 1999: Twenty people injured when the Indian Pacific
hit a stationary freight train at low-speed 250km east of
July 7, 1999: Three passengers injured when a CityRail train
derails between Sydney suburban stations, Hornsby and Asquith.
May 19, 1998: Two train drivers die when their freight train
derails near Robertson, south-west of Wollongong.
January 14, 1996: A train driver and a young boy die when a
freight train collides with a fuel train at Hines Hill, 240km east
May 6, 1990: Six people die when an Intercity express train
crashes into vintage steam train "3801" at Cowan, north of
January 18, 1977: Australia's worst railway disaster occurs at
Granville, Sydney. Eighty-three people die when a peak-hour train
derails and crashes into a concrete bridge.
January 16, 1976: Goods train ploughs into the back of a stalled
passenger train at Glenbrook, NSW. One dead, 10 injured.
February 7, 1969: Nine people die when the Sydney-Melbourne
express travelling at 120kph, collides head-on with a goods train
at Violet Town, Victoria.
February 26, 1960: Seven people die when a flood-weakened bridge
collapses underneath the Rockhampton-bound Midlander at
December 1, 1956: Five people die in an accident at Wallumbilla,
December 19, 1953: Five people die and 748 are injured in a
collision between two passenger trains at Sydenham, Sydney.
June 1, 1952: Nine die in bus-train accident at a level crossing
at Boronia, Victoria.
May 7, 1952: Ten die, 81 injured in train accident at Berala,
February 24, 1951: 11 people killed in a collision between a bus
and a train at a level crossing near Horsham, Victoria.
June 30, 1948: Mail train derails at Rocky Ponds, near Harden,
NSW. Four people killed and 19 injured.
October 18, 1947: Eight people killed when mail trains collide
at Tamaree, Queensland.
May 5, 1947: Train derails at Camp Mountain, Queensland, killing
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