Ardglen Bankers Derailed

 
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Reports that a serious derailment involving a set of Ardglen Bankers occurred last night near Kankool. Early indications it was an Aurizon set and crew. The locomotives have rolled off the track near Kankool. The crew are believed to have escaped without serious injury.

https://www.981powerfm.com.au/news/local-news/101013-train-derails-overnight-near-murrurundi?fbclid=IwAR1GCnYJnK7lpAVa4UZmEZ060fckxeGDp3YO9XdVocgr9uw809xxGQnoMms

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  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Bank Engines returning to Chilcotts Creek after a banking event reported that their train as a runaway, with no brakes. Both locos are on their sides. Train crew exited the locomotives and reported they were safe and unhurt, though no doubt seriously shaken up.

As at midday, no forecast for track clearance and re-opening.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Good update is the main fouled at all ?
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
Bank Engines returning to Chilcotts Creek after a banking event reported that their train as a runaway, with no brakes.
bingley hall
That should make for an interesting download of the datalogger....They use a pair of their C44 variants don't they?!?
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
Bank Engines returning to Chilcotts Creek after a banking event reported that their train as a runaway, with no brakes.
That should make for an interesting download of the datalogger....They use a pair of their C44 variants don't they?!?
KRviator
From memory they do.
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
Aerial footage (not mine, either, for any Company officials...Evil or Very Mad)  now available as well as photos on FB if you search "Ardglen Derailment".

Glad the crew's uninjured but I'm struggling to understand how they've managed it:?: At least they've done the breakdown gang the courtesy of leaving the locos in the most convenient spot for a crane to get them back on their feet, right beside the pad...



https://youtu.be/-hMZN0eQ_yM
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Forecast re-opening early Sunday morning.
  a6et Minister for Railways

Forecast re-opening early Sunday morning.
bingley hall
There was a report on the Newcastle radio station this morning of a derailment but also that there was a diesel fuel spillage as one of the loco's had split its fuel tank?

Any truth to it?
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Forecast re-opening early Sunday morning.
There was a report on the Newcastle radio station this morning of a derailment but also that there was a diesel fuel spillage as one of the loco's had split its fuel tank?

Any truth to it?
a6et

No major spill from the reports I've seen. Tanks from both locos decanted into road tanker(s) as seen above.
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Would have expected them to be on the outside of the curve.

And of course the video had to have terrible music and a super annoying watermark.
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
Would have expected them to be on the outside of the curve.
lkernan
They are. Well, they did derail to the outside of the right curve, which had bugger-all tangent track before reversing into another left curve where they came to rest. About 1:34 into the video you can see the skid marks through the ballast shoulder as the right curve ends.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Slightly OT but is that diesel leaking from the loco in the BNSF wind River canyon derailment?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiREoxHbzkQ&t=282s
  a6et Minister for Railways

Forecast re-opening early Sunday morning.
There was a report on the Newcastle radio station this morning of a derailment but also that there was a diesel fuel spillage as one of the loco's had split its fuel tank?

Any truth to it?

No major spill from the reports I've seen. Tanks from both locos decanted into road tanker(s) as seen above.
bingley hall
Thanks Bing.
  newts Junior Train Controller

Location: Tamworth
Slightly off topic but same location.....

Does anyone know what caused the delays in getting over Ardglen on Tuesday just gone (14/6) ?

I was driving south from Tamworth to Newcastle & north of Ardglen every loop was occupied by a loaded coalie parked up waiting to go south & on the other side virtually every loop had an empty coalie parked up waiting to return north.

At the loop where the bankers normally disengage an Aurizon south bound was parked with the bankers still sitting at the rear....would have made a great video when they finally got to struggle up the grade from a standing start.

Anyways....thanks in advance if anyone can shed some light on this event.

Newto
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Slightly off topic but same location.....

Does anyone know what caused the delays in getting over Ardglen on Tuesday just gone (14/6) ?

I was driving south from Tamworth to Newcastle & north of Ardglen every loop was occupied by a loaded coalie parked up waiting to go south & on the other side virtually every loop had an empty coalie parked up waiting to return north.

At the loop where the bankers normally disengage an Aurizon south bound was parked with the bankers still sitting at the rear....would have made a great video when they finally got to struggle up the grade from a standing start.

Anyways....thanks in advance if anyone can shed some light on this event.

Newto
newts

Tuesday was 16/6. The train you saw was probably Aurizon's MB938 which failed at Ardglen around 0630 that morning and blocked all traffic for around 12 hours.
  newts Junior Train Controller

Location: Tamworth
Thank you Bingley....as always you're the go to man for info....sorry about the date!

Newts
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
Slightly off topic but same location.....

Does anyone know what caused the delays in getting over Ardglen on Tuesday just gone (14/6) ?

I was driving south from Tamworth to Newcastle & north of Ardglen every loop was occupied by a loaded coalie parked up waiting to go south & on the other side virtually every loop had an empty coalie parked up waiting to return north.

At the loop where the bankers normally disengage an Aurizon south bound was parked with the bankers still sitting at the rear....would have made a great video when they finally got to struggle up the grade from a standing start.

Anyways....thanks in advance if anyone can shed some light on this event.

Newto

Tuesday was 16/6. The train you saw was probably Aurizon's MB938 which failed at Ardglen around 0630 that morning and blocked all traffic for around 12 hours.
bingley hall
I do not understand how a broken down train could be allowed to block all traffic for 12 hours.  Was this a management failure or was the train disabled in some other way?  Surely given the number of passing loops other trains could be fairly easily worked around the obstruction (assuming it could be moved or put away in one of these loops).  This would have cost megadollars.

Happy delaying,

John
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
Who pays for delays here?  Is Aurizon on the hook for any of this?
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

Slightly off topic but same location.....

Does anyone know what caused the delays in getting over Ardglen on Tuesday just gone (14/6) ?

I was driving south from Tamworth to Newcastle & north of Ardglen every loop was occupied by a loaded coalie parked up waiting to go south & on the other side virtually every loop had an empty coalie parked up waiting to return north.

At the loop where the bankers normally disengage an Aurizon south bound was parked with the bankers still sitting at the rear....would have made a great video when they finally got to struggle up the grade from a standing start.

Anyways....thanks in advance if anyone can shed some light on this event.

Newto

Tuesday was 16/6. The train you saw was probably Aurizon's MB938 which failed at Ardglen around 0630 that morning and blocked all traffic for around 12 hours.
I do not understand how a broken down train could be allowed to block all traffic for 12 hours.  Was this a management failure or was the train disabled in some other way?  Surely given the number of passing loops other trains could be fairly easily worked around the obstruction (assuming it could be moved or put away in one of these loops).  This would have cost megadollars.

Happy delaying,

John
c3526blue
No indication of what caused the delay but a collapsed bearing could easily cause such a problem. A lot of the route is hard to access too adding to delays. Easily see how that delay could happen except to the foamer experts.

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