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Railway bridge collapse at Alpha (1941)

On April 8, 1941, a tragic accident occurred at Alpha (between Longreach and Emerald in central Queensland). Witnesses at Alpha railway station heard the whistle and watched as a goods train from Emerald slowly proceeded over the wooden rail bridge that crossed Alpha Creek. All of a sudden there was a loud crash as the bridge... Read more
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