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Offline Tom Jessop  
#1 Posted : 20 February 2020 11:12:17(UTC)
Tom Jessop

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News just in that a train carrying about 200 passengers has left the tracks with the lead engine on its side . This has happened at a small country town of Wallan about 45 Km north of Melbourne at about 1950 hrs today . The XPT is very similar to the British HST with a power car at each end . No info on passengers or crew injurys .


Tom in Oz .


https://www.theage.com.a...rne-20200220-p542vz.html


2 RIP & driver airlifted to Hospital ,
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Offline Copenhagen  
#2 Posted : 20 February 2020 14:13:47(UTC)
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Horrible accident, especially if it's caused by lack of repair or poor repair of track.

I can see that the article has been revised and that it is much more detailed now than it was earlier. The derailing happened when the train was diverted to a side track and didn't slow down... it could be a driver error or lack of signalling. Very sad.
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Offline ShannonN  
#3 Posted : 21 February 2020 00:19:15(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Copenhagen Go to Quoted Post
Horrible accident, especially if it's caused by lack of repair or poor repair of track.

I can see that the article has been revised and that it is much more detailed now than it was earlier. The derailing happened when the train was diverted to a side track and didn't slow down... it could be a driver error or lack of signalling. Very sad.


From another article
https://www.9news.com.au...8-4fca-92bd-3331729c9559

it says
""Conditions were altered and V/Line drivers rightly refused to traverse this section over the past week."

someone is gunna get the boot over maintenance issues and signals

I hope its a high up big wig who despite drivers refusing to travel that section due to dangers probably forced the crews to drive , should ve cancelled the service
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Offline Tom Jessop  
#4 Posted : 21 February 2020 03:54:25(UTC)
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For those that may be interested the below link is of 2 pages from Rail Page forums , an Australian website covering the comings & goings of rail related happenings . Some members on there are fully conversant with rail happenings & others are either desk jockeys with little real knowledge or hobbyists.

https://www.railpage.com...f-t11400959-0-asc-s0.htm covering all that is known about this accident .


Cheers Tom .

Offline PJMärklin  
#5 Posted : 21 February 2020 10:07:19(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Tom Jessop Go to Quoted Post

For those that may be interested the below link is of 2 pages from Rail Page forums , an Australian website covering the comings & goings of rail related happenings . Some members on there are fully conversant with rail happenings & others are either desk jockeys with little real knowledge or hobbyists.
https://www.railpage.com...f-t11400959-0-asc-s0.htm covering all that is known about this accident .
Cheers Tom .




Thanks for the info Tom.

Sad happening.

Regards,

PhilipSad
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Offline Minok  
#6 Posted : 21 February 2020 20:48:11(UTC)
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I'm trying to make sense of this photo and how the rail got to where it is... very odd
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Offline ShannonN  
#7 Posted : 21 February 2020 22:50:34(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Minok Go to Quoted Post
I'm trying to make sense of this photo and how the rail got to where it is... very odd
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https://www.9news.com.au...b-48d6-8326-506fb9f9e1b1

News report with video footage etc may help to show what happened
Offline kimballthurlow  
#8 Posted : 22 February 2020 00:22:01(UTC)
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Driver complaints about subsidence (bog holes) under Victorian railway tracks has been the subject of TV news reporting for at least 10 years.

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