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Collapsed mine shaft, 1945   Comments: 2
Photo: David Devine   Item #: 7583  
 
Collapsed mine shaft, 1945

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  A railway engine known as Dolly with 13 loaded wagons and the driver, Ludovic Berry, disappeared when an enormous chasm suddenly opened under the railway line.

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Comments by danni, 12th October 2008  
hope the link works !

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Comments by Ted (Eddie) Farrell, 21st December 2010  tedcoal@hotmail.co.uk 
I remmember this incident very well.The brakeman who was riding in front of the train whilst sitting on the brakestick (common practice at that time)was named Hindley and lived in Mawdsley St., Hindley and his son Joe was a good friend and schoolmate. I was told at the time that the name of the shaft which collapsed was one of the "New Zealand" shafts.

 
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