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Three die in steam locomotive in level crossing smash

<p>Three men were killed and a woman critically injured in a level crossing smash between a historic steam train and a B-double tanker truck in Benalla, in northern Victoria on Sunday. </p> <p>The men were travelling in the cab of the locomotive, which slid on its side for 40 metres along the rail embankment.</p> <p>The injured woman was thrown from the cab but was scalded by escaping steam. She was flown to Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital.</p> <p>None of the passengers in the five carriages were injured.</p> <p>The B-double truck was sliced in two. The breaching of a tanker trailer laden with flour caused a hazard when the flour started to blow about.</p> <p>The train was making a wedding party trip between Melbourne and Yarrawonga organised by the Geelong-based West Coast Railway for Steamrail, a registered group of rail enthusiasts dedicated to maintaining steam rail in Victoria. </p> <p>The accident was on a little-used spur line at the Gillies Street intersection.</p> <br />