Barrier Miner Broken Hill 2 January 1908
A FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT.
Phaeton Collides with Train. Father and Daughter Killed.
Others Seriously Injured.
William Palmer, of Newtown, was yesterday driving a pair of ponies in a phaeton from North Shore, Geelong, with his five children, after spending an afternoon at the beach, when he collided with the express train to Melbourne, and the phaeton was thrown into cattle pit, and filled with water. The father was struck on the head by the locomotive. The engine driver found him with his skull injured, and blood streaming from his nostrils and ears. He died within a few minutes after the accident. His daughter Marie (12) was taken out of the cattle pit dead. She had been mangled by the train, then drowned. Frank (11) was stunned, Kathleen (3) had a fractured shoulder, and Gwennie (16) lacerated wounds on the head. Ian (18) was also suffering from injuries to the head. The dead bodies were taken to the morgue and the others to the hospital.
Barrier Mine Broken Hill 6 January 1908
A RAILWAY TRAGEDY.
The Premier, Mr. T. Bent, has received a report from the Railway Commissioners that a tragedy occurred on the North Shore, Geelong, to-day, when a buggy and a pair of ponies, driven by Mr. Palmer, collided with the express train. Mr. Palmer and his daughter were killed and the three children injured. The Commissioners state that Mr. Palmer flogged the ponies to try to cross in front of the engine.
The Advertiser Adelaide 8 August 1908
KILLED BY A TRAIN
RAILWAYS COMMISSIONERS SUED.
£1,500 DAMAGES AWARDED.
Melbourne. August 7.
The action in which Catherine McPhee Palmer sued the Railway Commissioners for £2,000 damages for the death of her husband, who was killed by a train while driving a phaeton over the North Shore, Geelong, railway, was concluded to-day, when the jury awarded the plaintiff £1,000 and four members of her family £125 each, a total of £1,500.
The Argus Melbourne 4 January 1938
TRUCK STRUCK BY GOODS TRAIN
Jack C. Hinksman, of North Shore, and his son, Ronald, aged 11 years, narrowly escaped injury to-day when a motor-truck in which they were travelling was struck by a goods train at the North Shore level crossing.
Hinksman was on the crossing when he saw the 6.40 a.m. goods train from Geelong approaching. He has a knowledge of the times at which the trains run, and did not expect the train for at least 10 minutes. He accelerated rapidly, but was unable to clear the crossing in time to avoid the engine, which struck the back of the truck. The truck was thrown clear. Hinksman and his son were not injured.
Advocate Burnie 9 July 1951
2 NEW AUSTRALIANS KILLED IN CRASH
MELBOURNE, Sunday. - Two New Australians were killed last night when their motor-cycle crashed into the side of the 8.35 Geelong-Melbourne train at the North Shore Road railway crossing, Norlane.
The machine was being ridden by Peter Bartosik (25), of the Rosalind Park Hotel, Bridge St., Bendigo. Bartosik sustained a compound fracture of the skull, and died in Geelong Hospital at 10.30.
Riding pillion on the machine was Danilo Rac-Miskov (37), of the International Harvester Company Hostel, North Shore. Rac-Miskov was apparently flung against the train and his neck was broken. He died instantly.
The train was delayed 20 minutes.
The Argus Melbourne 5 May 1954
Geelong rail duplication
The Railways Commissioners expected to start duplicating the railway line between Newport South - North Geelong and North Geelong-North Shore during the 1955-56 financial year, Mr. Scully, Honorary Minister, said in the Legislative Assembly yesterday.
The Argus Melbourne 21 June 1955
FOUR caught train!
GEELONG, Monday: Only four people for northern factories boarded the five-carriage workers' train, which ran for the first time, from South Geelong to Corio this morning. All travelled from South Geelong to North Shore.
The new service, which makes one return trip daily, has been introduced for a trial period.
A man who had bought a ticket at Geelong left again when he found he was the only one on the platform. Apparently feeling self-conscious about being the sole Geelong passenger, he asked for a refund on his ticket.