ENGINE DRIVER KILLED
Goods Train Derailment ON WONGAN HILLS' LINE
The driver, William Bailey (34) .mar-, ried, of Duke-street, Northam, was killed, and the fireman, Alexander Guth- rie (38), married, of Guildford-road, Nortnam, was seriously injured when a goods train was wrecked near Kalgud- dering Bank, 124 miles from Perth be- tween Wongan Hills and Northam on Saturday night. As the train was travelling to Nor- tham the engine left the rails and over-
turned. Most of the 25 trucks, about 12 of which were laden, piled on to the locomotive and were destroyed in the fire which had broken out. The only other man on the train was the guard, Joseph Gunn, who was uninjured and who worked to extricate Bailey from The wreckage. Despite three broken ribs, one of which is believed to have penetrated a lung, and severe shock, Guthrie made
his way to Mr. Williams' farmhouse near by and telephoned for assistance. About two hours later, when Bailey was taken, shockingly injured, from the deb- ris, he was treated by Dr. A. E. Stenning, of Wongan Hills, and was conveyed to Northam Hospital, where he died the next morning. Northam Hospital reported today that a slight improvement has taken place in the condition of Guthrie. The Commissioner . of Railways (Mr. E. A. Evans), the assistant Commis sioner (Mr. J. F. Tomlinson), and other railway officers, went to the scene of the wreck yesterday. A board of in- quiry has been appointed to investigate the traffic derailment. Mr. J. W. Broadfoot (chief mechanical engineer) is chairman, and with him are Messrs. C. S. Gallagher (chief traffic manager) and H. A. Creswell (chief engineer of Ways and Works). The board's verdict will probably be withheld for some time pending the inquest on the death of William Bailey.