R.I.P Dad = 04/05/34 - 12/01/16

Steam incorporated in Paekakariki - my father Derek = 1 of the founding members over 40 years ago; his legacy & love of steam trains; dad was aTangiwai suvivor
Steam Locomotives | ka 945 restored and owned by steam incorporated photo steam

Steam Locomotives | ka 945 restored and owned by steam incorporated photo steam

December 24, 1953.  The Tangiwai disaster which was the worst rail accident in New Zealand history. 151 killed.

December 24, 1953. The Tangiwai disaster which was the worst rail accident in New Zealand history. 151 killed.

"Ja 1271 ~ Mt Maunganui yard, Tauranga, NZ" by Spooky21 #flickr

"Ja 1271 ~ Mt Maunganui yard, Tauranga, NZ" by Spooky21 #flickr

December 24, 1953 – Tangiwai disaster: A railway bridge collapses at Tangiwai, New Zealand, sending a fully loaded passenger train into the Whangaehu River; 151 are killed.

December 24, 1953 – Tangiwai disaster: A railway bridge collapses at Tangiwai, New Zealand, sending a fully loaded passenger train into the Whangaehu River; 151 are killed.

Tangiwai: A Love Story    Kiwi film about the 1953 Christmas Eve Railway disaster in Tangiwai. The film revolves around Bob Blair - a famous NZ cricketer and his young fiance Nerissa Love. Very sad story.

Tangiwai: A Love Story Kiwi film about the 1953 Christmas Eve Railway disaster in Tangiwai. The film revolves around Bob Blair - a famous NZ cricketer and his young fiance Nerissa Love. Very sad story.

Class Ka945 built at Hutt in 1939 undergoing restoration at Steam Incororated, Paekariki New Zealand 2016

Class Ka945 built at Hutt in 1939 undergoing restoration at Steam Incororated, Paekariki New Zealand 2016

Ja1271 Owner: Steam Incorporated. Current Location: Wellington ...

Ja1271 Owner: Steam Incorporated. Current Location: Wellington ...

Tangiwai Survivor's Story Shared After Death | Stuff.co.nz

Tangiwai Survivor's Story Shared After Death | Stuff.co.nz

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