1926, September, Muralla rail emergency
The accident occurred at Muralla crossing, 13km south of Murrurundi. The North-West Moree Mail Train was hit by five runaway wagons from a goods train further up the line (and uphill) which broke away when a coupling pin (worth 13 cents) broke while shunting. The impact telescoped the first four cars and the rest derailed and were "scattered about the permanent way in a confused mass of broken wood, upturned wheels and twisted ironwork". The engine was only lightly damaged.