PN Coal derailment Kankool

 
  TempleCourt Station Master

Two things have happened today in relation to this incident, the Aurizon Coalie that has been sitting at Pages River Crossing loop since Sunday has moved, not sure which way.

Read on ARTC website that 52 and 53 points at country end of loop have been straight railed and the loop booked out of use until further notice.

A third happening earlier in week was that 16 loaded wagons had a SAFE notice issued to allow them to run to Binnaway and onto Gulgong to get the loaded coal out of them. The speed was 40km/h.

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  seb2351 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Access charges by PN for what?
donttellmywife
Their yard at the point of connection between ARTC and PN. Once a wheel goes over this point (Normally a painted sleeper or similar marked object) then PN will invoice that train.
As an aside: PN will also invoice their own trains, but it merely changes columns in the accounting book and no bill is actually incurred to PN. However, if your another operator....$$$$
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
As an aside: PN will also invoice their own trains, but it merely changes columns in the accounting book and no bill is actually incurred to PN. However, if your another operator....$$$$
seb2351
That's interesting! It would be valuable for KPI's etc as well wouldn't it?
  JoppaJunction Chief Train Controller

Location: Banned
That's interesting! It would be valuable for KPI's etc as well wouldn't it?
s3_gunzel

PN have several divisions soon to be less. Could this simply be inter divisional accounting?
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Flies in the face of an article that I read the other day - http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2884053/18-wagon-coal-train-derails-near-willow-tree/- this one in fact, where it says down the bottom that the train was doing about 100/km an hour, I thought it was a bit suss, there's no way in hell a Coalie can reach 100km an hour in that section

Kind Regards
lsrailfan

The article makes me wonder too.
Who is "Chris Sharp, of Newcastle, who works on the railways" (which railways?)
His description of the incident (which he admits he did not witness) is akin to the way my 8yo great nephew would describe it!
"18 carriages let go, went airborne and smashed everywhere’’, Mr Sharp said.
Then he goes onto describe how all the passengers on the "XPT" where transferred to buses at Muswellbrook!
How many time have we seen an XPT in Muswellbrook??
He also claimed the coal train was doing 100kph and three locos had also derailed.

Meanwhile an ABC article mentions 19 empty wagons derailed and nothing about locos being off the rail. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-17/derailment-investigation-could-take-27years27/6125252

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