Elderly freight train drivers badly hurt in collision with road train

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 23 Feb 2021 16:15
  NSWGR8022 Deputy Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
This is awful and I hope the drivers will be ok.  There are FAR TOO MANY road trains on the roads in WA and especially where trains can do the job with a bit of investment.  Australia is going in the wrong direction.

Elderly freight train drivers badly hurt in collision with road train

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  apw5910 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Location: Location.
Bit ageist.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
This is awful and I hope the drivers will be ok.  There are FAR TOO MANY road trains on the roads in WA and especially where trains can do the job with a bit of investment.  Australia is going in the wrong direction.

Elderly freight train drivers badly hurt in collision with road train
NSWGR8022
The goods news its great to see railways employing people past the usual age milestone.

Have a look at the location of the accident, there is unlikley nothing wrong with the truck being on the road as that road runs into the middle of knowwhere or maybe even accessing the railway depo near by.
  NSWGR8022 Deputy Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
Is the Standard gauge line into Perth now blocked?
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Bit ageist.
apw5910
Totally.
Absolutely no reason if they can meet the medicals.
There is no substitute for experience.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
Bit ageist.
Totally.
Absolutely no reason if they can meet the medicals.
There is no substitute for experience.
YM-Mundrabilla
How is it ageist to state the age of the drivers or refer to them as elderly when in fact they are? The was no negative connotation, just facts.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Bit ageist.
Totally.
Absolutely no reason if they can meet the medicals.
There is no substitute for experience.
How is it ageist to state the age of the drivers or refer to them as elderly when in fact they are? The was no negative connotation, just facts.
Graham4405
It's just typical snide sensationalist journalism implying whatever.
I still maintain that the age of the crew is as irrelevant as is their shoe size in the circumstances.
Another level crossing collision is NSW apparently.
  fzr560 Chief Train Controller

Bit ageist.
Totally.
Absolutely no reason if they can meet the medicals.
There is no substitute for experience.
How is it ageist to state the age of the drivers or refer to them as elderly when in fact they are? The was no negative connotation, just facts.
It's just typical snide sensationalist journalism implying whatever.
I still maintain that the age of the crew is as irrelevant as is their shoe size in the circumstances.
Another level crossing collision is NSW apparently.
YM-Mundrabilla
Agreed. Interesting that the age of the "innocents" gets a mention but the mental capacity of the person that allegedly drove a road train "into the path of freight train 2C74" isn't commented on.
  Trainplanner Chief Commissioner

Location: Along the Line
What type of freight service is train 2C74.  Being Aurizon who do not operate across the Trans Line anymore I can only surmise it was a local trip working between West Kalgoorlie and Parkeston??   In terested to know.  Thanks
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
What type of freight service is train 2C74.  Being Aurizon who do not operate across the Trans Line anymore I can only surmise it was a local trip working between West Kalgoorlie and Parkeston??   In terested to know.  Thanks
Trainplanner

I think 2C74 empty cement/lime train
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
I still maintain that the age of the crew is as irrelevant as is their shoe size in the circumstances.
YM-Mundrabilla
I agree, however it is common in news reports to mention the age of people involved in incidents. E.g.; "A 27 year old woman was allegedly raped".
  M636C Minister for Railways

It looks like Q 4002 has a bent frame.

It will be costly to repair. At least the truck owner's insurance should pay...

Peter
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Yet another truck accident with two dead near young.
  M636C Minister for Railways

Yet another truck accident with two dead near young.
bevans
3NY3 Newcastle Whyalla steel train was stopped at Milvale west of Young on the Stockinbingal Parkes line for over twelve hours.
It is west of Parkes now.
1PS6 PN Perth Sydney Container was delayed around 12 hours at Parkes.

So my guess is that 3NY3 hit a truck....

Peter
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Yet another truck accident with two dead near young.
3NY3 Newcastle Whyalla steel train was stopped at Milvale west of Young on the Stockinbingal Parkes line for over twelve hours.
It is west of Parkes now.
1PS6 PN Perth Sydney Container was delayed around 12 hours at Parkes.

So my guess is that 3NY3 hit a truck....

Peter
M636C

https://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/two-killed-near-young-in-collision-between-train-and-truck
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
I still maintain that the age of the crew is as irrelevant as is their shoe size in the circumstances.
I agree, however it is common in news reports to mention the age of people involved in incidents. E.g.; "A 27 year old woman was allegedly raped".
Graham4405
Exactly, age is usually mentioned in any incident in the media.

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