Freight Train Derails On Frankston Line

 
  Casper1975 Station Master

Location: Ouyen, Victoria
A freight train has derailed on the Frankston line which will cause major delays to Metro services Into the peak hour:

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/bayside/long-delays-expected-as-freight-train-is-derailed-on-frankston-line/story-fngnvli9-1226715193919

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  bayside1 Station Master

A freight train has derailed on the Frankston line which will cause major delays to Metro services Into the peak hour:

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/bayside/long-delays-expected-as-freight-train-is-derailed-on-frankston-line/story-fngnvli9-1226715193919
Casper1975
It was back on the track and left Mordialloc on the down on the way to Hastings at 18.20hrs.  It appears buses will still be operating for a while between Mordialloc and Cheltenham for some time as some works in continuing at the McDonald street crossing on the up side of the station. The up platform at Mordialloc is currently being used for a shuttle service to Frankston.

It was probably luck that is was an empty wagon, not one that was load with coil steel
  skitz Chief Commissioner

It was back on the track and left Mordialloc on the down on the way to Hastings at 18.20hrs.  It appears buses will still be operating for a while between Mordialloc and Cheltenham for some time as some works in continuing at the McDonald street crossing on the up side of the station. The up platform at Mordialloc is currently being used for a shuttle service to Frankston.

It was probably luck that is was an empty wagon, not one that was load with coil steel
bayside1

Looking at the incident it would appear:

- empty wagons at the front of a train
- coming to a diverge move
- train stopped and no real damage to infrastructure (not dragged for kilometers)

It all suggests that the train had a significant 'run-in' and the drivers knew so looked back to see that indeed it put one of the empty wagons off between the locos and the actual load.  Pulled it up quickly as a result.

Train loading and train handling as possible scenario for cause.  

Anyone know any other details?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Guys, please now see: http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11375669.htm as this thread is a duplicate.

Regards
Brian

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