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On the night of 6th September 1945, the Shropshire Union Canal which runs nearby, burst its banks just to the west of Sun Bank Halt, washing away the earthworks supporting the railway but leaving the track suspended in the air. The signalmen was unaware that anything was wrong, because the telegraph cables were unaffected and the first train the following morning, a mail and goods train, fell into the breach, killing the engine crew.