Derailment at Blackwood

 
  Guard Class 2 Chief Commissioner

Location: Elizabeth,South Australia
Just heard on the radio that a passenger train derailed at Blackwood last night.
Apparently it was lifted back onto the rails sometime early this morning.

Anyone heard any further details?

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  nscaler69 Deputy Commissioner

Location: There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots.
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/no-delays-expected-on-wednesday-after-train-derails-near-blackwood-on-recently-reopened-belair-line/story-fni6uo1m-1226692414954

THE Transport Department will investigate how a train derailed on the recently reopened Belair line on Tuesday night.
The train, which was not carrying passengers, derailed as it pulled into a siding near Blackwood about 6.30pm.
The city to Blackwood train has since been lifted from the tracks.
A Transport Department spokeswoman said that Wednesday morning train schedules would continue as normal.
The department spokeswoman said tonight it was too early to know why the train derailed but an investigation was under way.


A train derailed as it pulled into a siding near Blackwood about 6.30pm on Tuesday.
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  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
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  steam4ian Chief Commissioner

The marks look like it split the switches.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
It was railcar 3119, in the siding just north of Blackwood Station. Apparently it happened about 1800, and was a terminating service. The driver went in to the siding, changed ends and ignored the low speed signal and derailer and continued. Derailed on the derailer itself and was classified as a SPAD. Belair services were delayed up to 30 mins and using platform 2 in both directions and at low speed through the site.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Yikes! Half hour delays on trips only a half hour long can't have been fun.

Still, could be worse
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