Traction Engine Accident 1912
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Official photograph –
“TRACTION ENG. ACCIDENT at HAVELOCK NORTH MAY 10th 1912
2130, CLAPHAM SERIES”
Photo caption –
“The day the traction engine fell through the Havelock North Bridge: Local People talked about it for years. The engine was drawing two trailers loaded with shingle intended for the Havelock-Mangateretere Road when it fell through the bridge on May 10, 1912. One trailer stayed on the bridge, the other followed the engine into the stream. The driver, Mr Richard Turpin, was killed, the fireman, Mr L. Williams, escaped with serious burns.”
Format of the originalPhotographic print
Date published10 May 1912
- Richard Turpin
- L Williams