Rail Bus crash 1983
This photo is taken of the railbus crash that happened
in 1983. It collided with a log truck. It was a very sad
time in Yekepa as my father's friend Stewart Beenet was
driving - he lost half of his face and they had to rebuild
his ear again. Also the track inspector Ken Tailor was in
the front next to the driver - he was killed straight away.
My father (Malcolm Pratt) was the only other train driver
in Buchanan at the time. The crash site was nearer there
than Nimba so he had to identify the body. Very sad. It
shook the whole town up.
Malcolm Pratt on train
Smashed rail bus
Rail bus in half
Pictures and text kindly provided by colette