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A prohibition notice has been issued for some American-made rail cars after wagons in a Newcastle-bound grain train started to sag and fracture.
The Office of Transport Safety Investigations is investigating the incident at Gulgong involving a train en route to Newcastle last Wednesday.
The train had 100 wagons manufactured in the US by American Railcar Industries.
The crew knew something was wrong when they noticed the 20th wagon was sagging and fracturing.
The train was prevented from continuing to Walsh Island in Newcastle, while rail investigators assessed it.
Investigators have told the ABC fracturing was also occurring in a number of other wagons.
The Independent Transport Safety Regulator that accredits wagons was also called in and has issued a prohibition notice.
It means all wagons that are the same make and model cannot be used until they're inspected and certified by an engineer.
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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