Sunday, 11 October 2015
A serious railway accident on the Auckland surban line: The collision between an outward and an inward-bound train at New Lynn, Kaipara line, last week. 
A serious railway accident on the Auckland surban line: The collision between an outward and an inward-bound train at New Lynn, Kaipara line, last week. A miraculous escape from a greater catastrophe: A general view of the telescoped cars which remained on the bridge, 50ft above the creek. A serious railway collision occured at New Lynn during a heavy fog on the morning of May 28. A passanger train of eight coaches, from Henderson to the city, carrying about 80 passangers, and running fast into the station, crashed with great violence into a goods train on the line close to the bridge to the north of the station. The second and third carriages were telescoped, and of the two passangers in one of them, one escaped without injury, and the other, Mr. E.H. Stone, of Waikumete, was seriously injured. Many other passangers were injured, eight of them sustaining severe cuts and contusions. The accident occured on a bridge 50ft above a small stream, but fortunately, through the cars jumpped the rails, they remained on the bridge.
Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19130605-11-2