TR10 Derails at colebrook

 
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne

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  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Two of their brand new toys on their side in the dirt on a section of newly rebuilt track. Ouch! I'm sure there will be some explaining on this one.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Those units are quite new. It is a Shane to see then come to grief.

Tasmania has experienced a number of derailments this year  

Is it a lack of maintenance or a lack of skilled labour ?
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Those units are quite new. It is a Shane to see then come to grief.

Tasmania has experienced a number of derailments this year

Is it a lack of maintenance or a lack of skilled labour ?
freightgate


They have had a lot of rollovers in recent years compared to the rest of the nation.
It's a pity they are already testing the new units this way considering that section of track is reported to have already been upgraded.

On the plus side, the driver seems to have walked away relatively unscathed so the loco cab did it's job well.
  alantrains Train Controller

Location: Brisbane Qld
X'Trapolis-904M

Those concrete sleepers look all bunched up as if the locos pushed them together. Will be interesting to find the cause of this one.
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Sharp curves at the bottom of a hill don't always need bad maintenance to cause problems.
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
Tasmania has experienced a number of derailments this year
freightgate

No we haven't. Lucky to be three this year.
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

The joys of narrow gauge....
  12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!
Narrow gauge isn't the issue. It is the extremely treacherous gradient and curvature that can bring even experienced drivers to grief if they lose focus even for a second. That track would be just as tricky if it was standard or broad gauge. Trying to stay focussed in the dark, early hours of the morning, on one's own (D.O.O.), tired, near the end of a long 12 shift can test the best. I admire all those drivers that, most of the time, safely negotiate that and similar track on the mainland, with heavy trains in often appalling conditions, fog, sheeting rain, dodgy locos, tricky brakes, unpredictable rosters and long exhausting shifts. To say they don't get paid enough is an understatement!
  BP4417 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Launceston, Tasmania
Narrow gauge isn't the issue. It is the extremely treacherous gradient and curvature that can bring even experienced drivers to grief if they lose focus even for a second. That track would be just as tricky if it was standard or broad gauge. Trying to stay focussed in the dark, early hours of the morning, on one's own (D.O.O.), tired, near the end of a long 12 shift can test the best. I admire all those drivers that, most of the time, safely negotiate that and similar track on the mainland, with heavy trains in often appalling conditions, fog, sheeting rain, dodgy locos, tricky brakes, unpredictable rosters and long exhausting shifts. To say they don't get paid enough is an understatement!
12CSVT

The Speed Board in the photo sais 35 kph, pretty much crawl speed. I guess they come down the hill a fair bit slower. As 12CVST indicates this is a tricky section of line which I have done several times on steam locos, it was never easy particularly if you had a falling vacuum chamber.  
Interestingly not long after the introduction of the Z's one fell over on the Bell Bay Line.
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Interestingly not long after the introduction of the Z's one fell over on the Bell Bay Line.
BP4417


True, also X1 and X2 in their first year.
  BP4417 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Launceston, Tasmania
True, also X1 and X2 in their first year.
lkernan

The PVH on the Emu Bay Line.
  Peter-Hem Locomotive Driver

Location: Tassie
Colebrook is synonymous for Derailment in Tasmania unfortunately. Always have been and always will be, unless the track route is ever changed.
Is it true that the driver was female? How many lady drivers does TasRail employ?
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Is it true that the driver was female? How many lady drivers does TasRail employ?
Peter-Hem

From  http://www.tasrail.com.au/media-releases/2014/11/09/derailment-update/

"The Train Driver sustained only a very minor injury. She was treated at the Brighton Medical Centre and was cleared for work."
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Colebrook is synonymous for Derailment in Tasmania unfortunately. Always have been and always will be, unless the track route is ever changed.
Is it true that the driver was female? How many lady drivers does TasRail employ?
Peter-Hem

Nice to see women up the front of trains in Tas.

I know there are some in Qld in freight or at last were, but I've never seen one in Brisbane Suburban services. Perth I believe has had some for many years.
  12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!
Nice to see women up the front of trains in Tas.

I know there are some in Qld in freight or at last were, but I've never seen one in Brisbane Suburban services. Perth I believe has had some for many years.
RTT_Rules

Actually the one in question is ex Qld.
  Expost Deputy Commissioner

Quite a lot of female drivers in Coal Qld. IN addition, I personally know a lady who drives the Tilt Train, and other QR trains.
  12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!
Quite a lot of female drivers in Coal Qld. IN addition, I personally know a lady who drives the Tilt Train, and other QR trains.
Expost

There are two in Tas. at the moment. The one in the mishap at Colebrook is ex Qld as I mentioned, the other is ex S.A. I think.
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
That will buff right out..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/121888416@N08/15801338455
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
From the reports I've heard, both TR's will be out of action for awhile.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
All assuming that the frame isn't bent.
  12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!
All assuming that the frame isn't bent.
YM-Mundrabilla

Cant see how they would be. They only tipped over - no major front or rear collision damage that could bend the frame. Maybe some broken engine mounts, some drive line components bent, torn wiring - and cosmetic damage. I reckon they will be back out fairly soon.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
There are two in Tas. at the moment. The one in the mishap at Colebrook is ex Qld as I mentioned, the other is ex S.A. I think.
12CSVT

Any ideas on the cause of this derailment? if it goes the wrong way you might be down to 1.
  Peter-Hem Locomotive Driver

Location: Tassie
TR10 was in the lead, but whats the number of the trailing locomotive?
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
TR07. We won't know the cause till the report is made official

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