1977 Granville rail disaster [Train]

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1977 Granville rail disaster [Train]

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:15 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granville_rail_disaster
Jan 18, 1977, 8:10 PM, Granville, NSW (33S49'54", 151E00'37")
(Western suburb of Sydney. I've ridden a train through there, coming down from the Blue Mountains into Sydney.)
Train derailed, "running into the supports of a road bridge that collapsed onto two of the train's passenger carriages," Australia's worst (deadliest) rail disaster. 84 died, at least 213 were injured. -- This is primarily a train derailment, the train then colliding with and damaging bridge supports, causing the bridge (with cars on it) to collapse within seconds, falling on the halted train beneath it. - I'm not sure this is a structural collapse event, but it is surely a transportation event and might be a structural failure. (The problem seems to have been more with the tracks than the bridge, though some details of the bridge construction were a factor in the deadliness of its collapse.)

Year: Capsolar (Dormant.) Moon-Jupiter.

Year: Cansolar {+2}
Sun on Asc 1°51'
Saturn on EP 1°48'
Mercury & Venus more widely foreground
-- Venus-Saturn conj. 1°13' in mundo
-- Sun-Mercury conj. 1°29'
-- Venus sq. non-angular Uranus 0°44'
-- Saturn sq. non-angular Uranus 1°52'

Bridge {+1}
t Uranus op. Cansolar MC 0°12'

Quarter: Libsolar {+1}
Saturn on Asc 1°43'
Jupiter more widely foreground [sq. non-angular Venus 3°38']
Moon-Venus sq. 2°30' in mundo

Month: Caplunar {+2}
Mars sq. MC 0°28'
Sun more widely foreground
Moon-Mercury 3°27'

Week: Liblunar {-1}
Venus on EP 0°01'
Neptune sq. Asc 0°55' (on MC 2°55')
Moon-Sun sq. 0°63' in mundo

Day: Capsolar Quotidian {-2}
p MC op. s Venus 1°55'

Day: Cansolar Quotidian & Transits {+1}
p MC sq. t Saturn 0°05'
p Asc sq. t Jupiter 0°53'
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t Uranus op. s MC 0°12'
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