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The Memorial plaque and garden commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the railway tragedy of 1952.

In May 1952, ten people died and 82 were injured when a train ran into a stationary train in heavy fog at Berala station. At that time the accident was the first major catastrophe of its type in Sydney, and it was probably the largest accident involving an electric train until the tragic events at Granville. The driver of the electric train was charged with manslaughter in relation to the accident but was later acquitted. 


Address:Woodburn Road, near Railway Station entrance, Berala, 2141
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.871944
Long: 151.031667
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Land Transport
Actual Event Start Date:07-May-1952
Actual Event End Date:07-May-12002


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 6th May, 2002
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au