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 Post subject: TRAIN CRASH IN KRUGER 01 JANUARY 1968
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:05 am 
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I have an article on the above accident and was wondering if it would be of interest to any mites and if so would this be the correct thread to place it in. If agreed I shall try and copy and paste the article here.

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 Post subject: Re: TRAIN CRASH IN KRUGER 01 JANUARY 1968
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Please post it!

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 Post subject: Re: TRAIN CRASH IN KRUGER 01 JANUARY 1968
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Yes please - post it :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: TRAIN CRASH IN KRUGER 01 JANUARY 1968
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Yes please would like to know more!


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 Post subject: Re: TRAIN CRASH IN KRUGER 01 JANUARY 1968
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We are waiting :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: TRAIN CRASH IN KRUGER 01 JANUARY 1968
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Just testing to see how it comes as I have no idea how to convert a Adobe PDF document to word. I have now printed the pages, scanned them and transferred to flickr. Lets us see what happens.

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scan0074 by Richard Gillatt, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: TRAIN CRASH IN KRUGER 01 JANUARY 1968
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Sorry about that, a bit small. Let me see if I can enlarge it on Flickr.

Nope . I get the following message. "Your images may only be up to 800 pixels high."

Let me experiment a bit.

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 Post subject: Re: TRAIN CRASH IN KRUGER 01 JANUARY 1968
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I have altered the size to the maximum of 800 pixels and this is the result.

This is page 1 of 3. I hope that it is readable. Please let me know if it is not. I will then type it out onto Word and then paste here.


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scan0074 by Richard Gillatt, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: TRAIN CRASH IN KRUGER 01 JANUARY 1968
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I can read it OK - thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: TRAIN CRASH IN KRUGER 01 JANUARY 1968
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That line used to have the name "the line of death."

A colourful history, but I am glad it no longer dissects the KNP.

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 Post subject: Re: TRAIN CRASH IN KRUGER 01 JANUARY 1968
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One can enlarge the screen by pressing the "Ctrl" button and while doing so, scrolling on your scroll wheel on the mouse. Then it becomes an easy read.

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 Post subject: Re: TRAIN CRASH IN KRUGER 01 JANUARY 1968
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Thanks very much for the info. Imberbe.

Here is page 2 of 3.

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scan0011 by Richard Gillatt, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: TRAIN CRASH IN KRUGER 01 JANUARY 1968
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And finally page 3 of 3.

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scan0075 by Richard Gillatt, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: TRAIN CRASH IN KRUGER 01 JANUARY 1968
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Interesting , thank you R !
There is brief mention of the accident in the book "Neem Uit Die Verlede" by the late Dr U de V Pienaar , ex Warden of KNP .

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 Post subject: Re: TRAIN CRASH IN KRUGER 01 JANUARY 1968
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Streamtrainfan, you are my hero! I have been trying to track down details of this incident for over six months now and kept coming up against dead ends. The amazing thing to think is that there are probably still quite a few people kicking around today who were involved in that accident. My next mission is to try and track one of them down!

It is so strange to think that a trainline once disected the southern part of the Park. I am glad it no longer does, but who wouldnt have LOVED to have taken that train ride?


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