PUFF­ING BILLY BANS WIN­DOW HANG­ING AF­TER COL­LI­SION

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Pas­sen­gers are banned from sit­ting with their legs out­side the car­riages at Aus­tralia’s Puff­ing Billy Rail­way, fol­low­ing a col­li­sion be­tween a train and a minibus. Four of the 16 pas­sen­gers on the bus were in­jured and one was taken to hos­pi­tal fol­low­ing the ac­ci­dent at School Road level cross­ing, Men­zies Creek, just be­fore noon on March 6. The third car­riage of the train was de­railed, but none of around 150 pas­sen­gers on the train were in­jured. The rail­way stated: “We un­der­stand the de­ci­sion to tem­po­rar­ily sus­pend the dan­gling of legs in car­riages may cause great dis­ap­point­ment in the com­mu­nity as this is an age-old tra­di­tion for our beloved Puff­ing Billy. “But un­til the in­ves­ti­ga­tion has con­cluded, the sus­pen­sion will re­main in place.”

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with pas­sen­gers dan­gling their legs out­side its coaches, puff­ing Billy rail­way ‘na’ 2‑6‑2t no. 7a ap­proaches school road level cross­ing near men­zies creek on au­gust 1 2012.

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