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Friedewald train collision

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The Friedewald train collision was a railway accident on 12 September 2009 in Saxony, Germany. It involved two steam hauled passenger trains of the narrow gauge heritage Radebeul–Radeburg railway . One hundred and twenty-one people were injured, four of them seriously. Substantial damage was sustained by the locomotives and rolling stock.
On the weekend of 12–13 September 2009, the 750 mm gauge Lößnitzgrundbahn was holding a gala to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the opening of the railway. Fifty-five trains were operating on the line as part of the gala, including the twenty-eight trains usually serving the line and extra trains from various other narrow-gauge railways. Some of the trains were assembled to represent distinct periods in the railway's history, one of them recreating a train from 1955 used rolling stock from the Mansfelder Bergwerksbahn in Saxony-Anhalt. The last and a resident train were later involved in the head-on collision.


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