Serviceton Overland Collision 7/9/1952

 
  glc Beginner

Can anyone provide any information on this incident?
A short time prior, my father was ASM Dimboola and my Scout Master, Keith Hoskin (?)  was the fireman killed.
I am keen to learn a little more but Web searching pulls up next to nothing including bare references. Best I came up with was a kind lady who supplied the date and one book reference which is also proving difficult to trace.

Anything will be appreciated.

Graeme Collett
Tamworth

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  glc Beginner

THIS IS MY OWN REPLY>

APOLOGIES TO ALL>
I entered the wrong date.....It was 1951.
  CaseyJones Chief Commissioner

Location: A little south of sanity

A short time prior, my father was ASM Dimboola and my Scout Master, Keith Hoskin (?) was the fireman killed.

Keith Hosking was his name.

There is quite a lot of information about this incident in 'Australian Railway Disasters' by Kenn Pearce- ISBN 0-908876-85-8. I think its available from ARHS bookstores. If you have no luck I will post the whole story for you.

Cheers
CJ
  allan Chief Commissioner

I've got a booklet, "Broken Journeys", also by Ken Pearce.

The Melbourne bound train was stationary at the platform, in fog, when the Adelaide bound train drove into it. The loco crews (both trains were double-headed) all jumped, but one loco overturned, trapping the fireman who died.

Allan Lees
  4BJ Chief Commissioner

Location: Backside trackside at Hawthorn near Mitcham
It also got a mention in an issue of The Recorder in about 1986.  When I find it, I will put up the relevant bits.
  4BJ Chief Commissioner

Location: Backside trackside at Hawthorn near Mitcham
I haven't found the relevant issue of
The Recorder
yet, but I am st