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Eleven train wagons filled with grain have derailed at a level crossing at Ouyen, in north-west Victoria.
The southbound train was carrying 40 wagons and was fully loaded with grain when it derailed at the intersection of Williams Street and the Calder Highway.
Rail operator V/Line said no one was injured as a result of the derailment and there was no grain spillage.
However, 170 metres of track has been damaged as a result of the incident.
Geoff Amos had just pulled up at the crossing as the train was passing through the intersection.
"As I pulled up I was admiring the graffiti on all the trucks and thinking how it's got out of hand, and all of a sudden I just heard this strange noise and I thought, well this isn't right," Mr Amos said.
"As I thought that, one of the trucks hit the bells, or the lights, towards my ute.
"The ballast and that started to come towards me, so I just wacked it in reverse, I didn't look, and backed out and went.
"I had to go up to my father-in-law's and sit down for a while and stop shaking."
Investigators from V/Line and the National Rail Safety Regulator Office traveled to the scene and the track has been closed to all freight until further notice.
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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