Dictionary of Sydney

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Granville rail disaster

Accident that occurred on 18 January 1877 when a crowded morning train travelling from the Blue Mountains to Central derailed and ran into the supports of an overhead road bridge at Granville. Eighty three people were killed and 210 injured.

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Date of event
18 Jan 1977

Granville rail disaster 1977


The Granville rail disaster on 18 January 1977 was the worst rail accident in Australian history. Eighty three people killed, and 210 were injured.