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A mishap to the Christchurch-New Brighton tram at Wainoni Park

A mishap to the Christchurch-New Brighton tram at Wainoni Park

A mishap to the Christchurch-New Brighton tram at Wainoni Park
[14 Dec. 1913]

"On Sunday afternoon a tram from Christchurch to New Brighton met with a mishap at the points of the loop-line outside Wainoni Park. The accident occurred by the rear bogey wheels of the electric car refusing to take the loop, the result being that the car swung round with each set of wheels running on a different line. At the same time the air-brake connection with the trailers snapped, and the impetus of these cars, heavily laden with passengers, forced the electric car round until it was at considerably more than a right-angle to the lines, blocking up the whole of the road, and lying over at a dangerous angle. It took two hours to clear the line and resume traffic"

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File Reference CCL PhotoCD 18, IMG0035

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