Derailment cuts east-west rail link
There has been a train derailment in the far west of South Australia.
A goods train travelling from Melbourne to Perth derailed near Mount Christie, between Tarcoola and Cook, at about 9:30pm ACST yesterday.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has started an investigation.
The Rail Track Corporation says 12 of wagons derailed just before a loop section where the train was supposed pass another travelling in the other direction.
The oncoming train was stopped.
The Corporation says there were no injuries from the derailment.
It says about 300 metres of track is damaged. The rail line between Port Augusta and Kalgoorlie in Western Australia will be closed until repairs are done.http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/09/02/2352948.htm?section=justin