The Caulfield Railway Disaster: Carnage & Courage
At 6.20 pm on 26 May 1926, two suburban trains collided at the Caulfield railway station in what was the first fatal accident on Melbourne’s electrified rail system and the single most devastating event to affect so many from the south-east. From Fitzroy to Frankston, the tragedy was felt in many homes.
For those associated with the disaster, they are worth remembering...
Written by Travis M. Sellers, The Caulfield Railway Disaster: Carnage & Courage is the third book in the Remembering Them series published by the Friends of Cheltenham and Regional Cemeteries Inc. The A5-sized book comprises 172 pages and 71,600 words with colour illustrations and an index of over 1,040 names. It is a rich source of genealogical information on those associated with the disaster including birth, death and marriage details as well as newspaper articles. The publication also includes the story of the tragedy. The book foreword is written by Andrew Lezala, CEO of Metro Trains Melbourne.
Download the index and see if your ancestor is included! [PDF-251KB]
Limited print run of just 110 copies, each book is individually numbered.
Paperback (A5 book in colour):
$28.00 incl. postage and handling ($24.00 for financial members)
Electronic (PDF file on CD):
$20.00 incl. postage and handling ($18.00 for financial members)
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