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Violet Town rail accident

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The Violet Town rail accident, also known as the Southern Aurora disaster, was a railway accident that occurred on 7 February 1969 near the McDiarmids Road crossing, approximately 1 km south of Violet Town, Victoria, Australia. [1]

40 relations: Albury, Benalla, Bogie, Car, Centralized traffic control, Collision, Commonwealth Engineering, Conductor (rail), Country Fire Authority, Crashworthiness, Crumple zone, Diesel fuel, Engine room, Express train, Fireman (steam engine), First class travel, Freight railways in Melbourne, Head-on collision, Hume Highway, Kettle, Melbourne, National aviation authority, New South Wales Government Railways, North East railway line, Passing loop, Public Transport Corporation, Rail freight transport, Railroad engineer, Railroad switch, Railway coupling, Railway signalling, Royal Australian Air Force, Sleeping car, Southern Aurora, Speed limit, Stainless steel, Sydney, Trans Australia Airlines, Victorian Railways, Violet Town.

Albury

Albury is a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River.

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Benalla

Benalla is a small city located on the Broken River in the High Country north-eastern region of Victoria, Australia, about north east of the state capital Melbourne.

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Bogie

A bogie (in some senses called a truck in North American English) is a chassis or framework carrying wheelsets, attached to a vehicle, thus serving as a modular subassembly of wheels and axles.

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Car

A car (or automobile) is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transportation.

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Centralized traffic control

Centralized traffic control (CTC) is a form of railway signalling that originated in North America.

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Collision

A collision is an event in which two or more bodies exert forces on each other for a relatively short time.

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Commonwealth Engineering

Commonwealth Engineering was an Australian engineering company that designed and built railway locomotives, rolling stock and trams.

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Conductor (rail)

A conductor (American and Canadian English) or guard (Commonwealth English) is a train crew member responsible for operational and safety duties that do not involve actual operation of the train.

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Country Fire Authority

Country Fire Authority, or CFA, is a fire service in Victoria, Australia, with other fire services being Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB).

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Crashworthiness

Crashworthiness is the ability of a structure to protect its occupants during an impact.

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Crumple zone

The crumple zone is a structural safety feature mainly used in automobiles to absorb the energy from the impact during a collision by controlled deformation, and recently also incorporated into railcars.

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Diesel fuel

Diesel fuel in general is any liquid fuel used in diesel engines, whose fuel ignition takes place, without any spark, as a result of compression of the inlet air mixture and then injection of fuel.

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Engine room

On a ship, the engine room or ER is the propulsion machinery spaces of the vessel.

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Express train

Express trains (also sometimes referred to as fast trains, though this is a relative term, usually meaning "faster than some other trains on the line in question") are a form of rail service.

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Fireman (steam engine)

Fireman or stoker is the job title for someone whose job is to tend the fire for the running of a boiler, to heat a building, power a steam engine, etc.

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First class travel

First class is the most luxurious travel class of seats and service on a train, passenger ship, airplane, bus, or other system of transport.

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Freight railways in Melbourne

The city of Melbourne, Australia, has an extensive network of railway lines and yards to serve freight traffic.

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Head-on collision

A head-on collision is a traffic collision where the front ends of two vehicles such as cars, trains, ships or planes hit each other in opposite directions, as opposed to a side collision or rear-end collision.

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Hume Highway

The Hume Highway, inclusive of the sections now known as the Hume Freeway and Hume Motorway, is one of Australia's major inter-city national highways, running for between Melbourne in the southwest and Sydney in the northeast.

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Kettle

A kettle, sometimes called a tea kettle or teakettle, is a type of pot, typically metal, specialized for boiling water, with a lid, spout, and handle, or a small kitchen appliance of similar shape that functions in a self-contained manner.

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Melbourne

Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

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National aviation authority

A national aviation authority (NAA) or civil aviation authority is a government statutory authority in each country that maintains an aircraft register and oversees the approval and regulation of civil aviation.

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New South Wales Government Railways

The New South Wales Government Railways (NSWGR) was the agency of the Government of New South Wales that administered rail transport in New South Wales, Australia, between 1855 and 1932.

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North East railway line

The North East railway is in the north-east of Victoria, Australia.

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Passing loop

A passing loop (UK usage) or passing siding (North America) (also called a crossing loop, crossing place or, colloquially, a hole) is a place on a single line railway or tramway, often located at a station, where trains or trams travelling in opposite directions can pass each other.

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Public Transport Corporation

The Public Transport Corporation (PTC) was a Government of Victoria owned statutory authority formed under the Transport Act 1983 which operated passenger and freight trains, trams and bus services.

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Rail freight transport

Rail freight transport is the use of railroads and trains to transport cargo as opposed to human passengers.

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Railroad engineer

An engineer (American and Canadian), engine driver, train driver, loco pilot, motorman, train operator (British and Commonwealth English), is a person who operates a train.

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Railroad switch

A railroad switch, turnout, or points is a mechanical installation enabling railway trains to be guided from one track to another, such as at a railway junction or where a spur or siding branches off.

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Railway coupling

A coupling (or a coupler) is a mechanism for connecting rolling stock in a train.

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Railway signalling

Railway signalling is a system used to direct railway traffic and keep trains clear of each other at all times.

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Royal Australian Air Force

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), formed March 1921, is the aerial warfare branch of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

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Sleeping car

The sleeping car or sleeper (often wagon-lit) is a railway passenger car that can accommodate all its passengers in beds of one kind or another, primarily for the purpose of making nighttime travel more restful.

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Southern Aurora

The Southern Aurora was an overnight express passenger train that operated between Australia's two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne.

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Speed limit

Road speed limits are used in most countries to set the maximum (or minimum in some cases) speed at which road vehicles may legally travel on particular stretches of road.

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Stainless steel

In metallurgy, stainless steel, also known as inox steel or inox from French inoxydable (inoxidizable), is a steel alloy with a minimum of 10.5% chromium content by mass.

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Sydney

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

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Trans Australia Airlines

Trans Australia Airlines or TAA (renamed Australian Airlines in 1986) was one of the two major Australian domestic airlines between its inception in 1946 and its merger with Qantas in September 1992.

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Victorian Railways

The Victorian Railways operated in the Australian state of Victoria from 1859 to 1983.

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Violet Town

Violet Town is a town in northeastern Victoria, Australia.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violet_Town_rail_accident

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