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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 ……. 30th March 1904

Shortly before 8pm on this day in 1904 a shocking railway accident happened at Richmond station, resulting in the death of an elderly man named George Buckham, a resident of Moonee Ponds. It appears that at the time mentioned Mr. Buckham was boarding the Essendon train, which was then in motion. He slipped and fell between the platform and footboard. The unfortunate man was dragged along the line for some distance, and when picked up it was found that he had sustained terrible injuries. The train was stopped, and the injured man was conveyed in it to Flinders street. He was removed to the Melbourne Hospital, but on his arrival life was pronounced to be extinct.

 

 

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 ……. 30th March 1904

Shortly before 8pm on this day in 1904 a shocking railway accident happened at Richmond station, resulting in the death of an elderly man named George Buckham, a resident of Moonee Ponds. It appears that at the time mentioned Mr. Buckham was boarding the Essendon train, which was then in motion. He slipped and fell between the platform and footboard. The unfortunate man was dragged along the line for some distance, and when picked up it was found that he had sustained terrible injuries. The train was stopped, and the injured man was conveyed in it to Flinders street. He was removed to the Melbourne Hospital, but on his arrival life was pronounced to be extinct.