The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 4, Issue 7 (November 1, 1929)
All Out After It
All Out After It.
On the occasion of a Flag Day in Aberdeen there was a great exodus from the city. Thirteen passengers were in one compartment of an outward-bound train, and being superstitious, they decided to toss a sixpence in order to determine which one should leave the carriage at the next stop. While tossing the sixpence it unfortunately fell out of the window, with the result that the thirteen passengers were killed by a train coming from the opposite direction.
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