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Glenbrook Train Disaster Plaque 2: September 2013
Glenbrook Train Disaster Plaque 2: September 2013

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

The plaques commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Glenbrook rail disaster in 1999. Seven people were killed and 51 injured when an inter-urban train collided with the Indian Pacific in the Blue Mountains suburb in 1999. The new plaque was unveiled at the site on the 10th anniversary of the event and remembers the victims by name and also commemorates a victim who was killed in a train accident at Glenbrook in 1976.

The 10th anniversary of the Glenbrook Rail disaster will be marked today with the unveiling of a new plaque. Seven people were killed and 51 injured when an inter-urban train collided with the Indian Pacific in the Blue Mountains suburb in 1999.

Krista Tomas lost her daughter and grandson in the crash and says today's anniversary is very significant. She says the new plaque will remember the victims of the tragedy by name. "It's taken about 10 years of negotiation for Railcorp to actually agree to provide a plaque with names on it," she said. "There is one in situ at the moment but there's no mention of the people that were actually killed."
ABC News, 2 December 2009. 


 

 

Location

Address:Park Street, Glenbrook Park, Glenbrook, 2773
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.766652
Long: 150.622388
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Land Transport
Actual Event Start Date:2-December-1999
Actual Event End Date:2-December-1999

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 2nd December, 2009
Front Inscription

(Top Plaque)

THE GLENBROOK TRAIN DISASTER
             (2-12-1999)
In memory of the seven lives lost,
   those injured, their families
          and loved ones.

In appreciation of the courageous
spirit of all who came to their aid.

(Bottom Plaque)

In Memory of Lives Lost in
Glenbrook Train Accidents


        16-1-1976
          (name)

        2-12-1999
         (names)



 

 

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