Tangiwai rail disaster

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Tangiwai rail disaster

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:12 pm

Dec 24, 1953, 10:21 PM NZT, Tangiwai, NZ (39S27'53", 175E34'36")
The Whangaehu River Bridge collapsed as an express train from Wellington to Auckland passed over it. The locomotive and six cars derailed, rolling into the river, killing 151 people. More details about cascading causes in the article (serial collapses). This is New Zealand's deadliest rail accident and probably should go in the Transportation chapter also.

The collapse occurred exactly as Moon rose. (As in so many of these, I therefore suspect a gravitational factor.) Note that the charts are strongly expressive of a structural failure event, even more than of a transportation event (until the Day level).

Year: Capsolar {+3}
Pluto square Asc 0°53'
Jupiter widely foreground
-- Saturn-Neptune conj. 2°17' PVP
Moon-Pluto sq. 1°50' in mundo
Moon-Mercury conj. 2°19'

Bridge {+3}
t Pluto sq. Capsolar Asc 7/2-1/15
CapQ Moon sq. s/p Neptune 12/6-12/31
CapQ Moon conj. s/p Sun 12/12-1/5
t Saturn conj. Capsolar EP 12/9-31
t Mars on Capsolar angles 12/22-1/5
Event window: December 22-31

Quarter: Libsolar {+2}
Saturn sq. MC 0°16' [sq. non-angular Uranus 0°32' in mundo]
Moon sq. Asc 0°45'
Mercury on Asc 2°57'
-- Moon-Mercury sq. 0°21'
-- Sun-Mercury sq. 1°08' PVP
-- Sun-Neptune conj. 1°14' PVP
-- Mercury-Neptune sq. 2°20' PVP

Month: Caplunar {+2}
Pluto on Asc 0°41'
Jupiter on MC 2°56'
-- Jupiter-Pluto sq. 2°15' in mundo
Sun widely foreground
Moon-Mars sq. 0°45'
Moon-Neptune sq. 1°18'
Moon-Uranus sq. 1°24' in mundo
Moon-Venus sq. 2°31'

Week: Canlunar {+2}
Mars sq. Asc 1°14'
Moon & Uranus more widely foreground
-- Moon-Uranus conj. 1°06' in mundo
Moon-Neptune sq. 1°36'

Day: Capsolar Quotidian & Transits {+2 / +3 = +3}
p Moon conj. s Sun 0°29', sq. s Neptune 0°15'
p Asc conj. t Neptune -0°59', conj. s Neptune +0°53' [midpoint 0°03'], sq. s Sun 0°39', sq. p Moon 1°08'
p MC op. p Mercury 0°13', s Mercury 1°41'
t Pluto sq. s Asc 1°14'
t Saturn conj. s EP 0°17'
t Mars sq. s MC 0°23'

Day: Cansolar Quotidian {-2}
p MC conj. t Mercury 0°10', op. t Jupiter 0°32'
-- t Mercury-Jupiter op. 0°22'
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