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ON THIS DAY……. 28th May 1930

At an inquest into the death of Florence Ellen Isherwood, 83 years, of East Oakleigh, who was killed by an electric train at a crossing at Oakleigh on this day in 1930. William Harding King, operating porter at the East Oakleigh station, was committed for trial on a charge of manslaughter. The Coroner found that the presence of Mrs. Isherwood on the line was due to he culpable neglect of King in failing to keep a gate shut and locked during the passing of trains.

 

On this day …….. 30th April 1919

At the Richmond station, on an island platform, a hundred or so schoolchildren looked wonderingly at the train which came on without an engine on this day in 1919. Melbourne successfully completed its first electric train trials on the Sandringham-Flinders Street line.

 

ON THIS DAY……. 28th May 1930

At an inquest into the death of Florence Ellen Isherwood, 83 years, of East Oakleigh, who was killed by an electric train at a crossing at Oakleigh on this day in 1930. William Harding King, operating porter at the East Oakleigh station, was committed for trial on a charge of manslaughter. The Coroner found that the presence of Mrs. Isherwood on the line was due to he culpable neglect of King in failing to keep a gate shut and locked during the passing of trains.

 

On this day …….. 30th April 1919

At the Richmond station, on an island platform, a hundred or so schoolchildren looked wonderingly at the train which came on without an engine on this day in 1919. Melbourne successfully completed its first electric train trials on the Sandringham-Flinders Street line.