No the Albury train is Standard Guage. Do they run the train around at Tottenham or Dynon?
The Up Albury detrains all passengers at Broady then runs to Sth Dynon loco ,reversing back into the yard. The opposite occurs on the Down.
Not true , XPT,Overland & Albury services have been using the now Up line only over the flyover as it was bi-directional. The 0710 Albury was the first Dn Pass to use the down dual gauge track with the XPT next although light engines have been running over it.
An XPT derailing on the point of gauge separation reminds me of 12/12/2010 when NT32 derailed towards platform 3 QR track at South Brisbane. This was the point of separation of standard gauge and 3ft6in southbound. In this case it was the lead locomotive and the first passenger carriage that derailed.
In reading about this incident it occurred to me how much worse it could have been if the driver of the XPT had not realised there was a problem at the rear of his train and kept on powering along. Without trying to prejudice any investigation into the accident, I have been wondering how the driver may have become aware of the situation?
Could the air hoses have parted applying the brakes?
Guard/attendant/passenger pulling the emergency cord or whatever XPTs have?
Seeing the problem in the rear view mirrors?
Is there some other monitoring device on XPTs to inform the driver of a derailment?
If it is not appropriate to discuss these matters please advise and I will delete the post.
Can anybody tell me what happens now? Will the results of any enquiry be made public?
ATSB have begin their inquiries and started a report by the looks of it. Their findings are normally made public, even to matters that seem minor to the public/laypeople. I read with interest their recent report on 9537 freight passing two signals at stop at Hurlstone Park in Sydney recently. Very detailed, interesting background and research goes into the report.
Can anybody tell me what happens now? Will the results of any enquiry be made public? I live on this line and have been told by Regional Rail that a derailment was impossible because of an extra rail in the middle of the new track. Can anybody shed any light on to this for me as I'm pretty concerned!
When is the deraiemt expected to be cleared ?
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