Train Incidents @ 10:41 am
Was just checking for news about train holdup/robberies in the actual news. None* but plenty of collisions, derailments and I didn't know they could actually do that.**
A wonderful escape from death occurred on the railway line at the Dawson bridge on Thursday night. The guard of the down goods train observed a child lying on the line. The train was immediately slowed, and the cow catcher gently pushed the child down between the rails, the train passing over it without inflicting any injury.
The Queenslander, 28 October 1882
Two hundred unemployed navvies seized a goods train at Helidon to-day. The Minister of Works met them and remonstrated. He promised to stop all immigration except under the remittance system. The mob then dispersed. A committee of navvies intend waiting on the Government.
Launceston Examiner, 27 August 1866
*Due to too many mail coaches, I assume
** Or a fear of the trains falling off the rails at the time