XPT Train accident Wallan

 

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Are these questions even relevant at the present situation?
I think that the RTBU's comments may be very relevant given that according the the last WON issued, Wallan loop was supposed to be booked out and the points padlocked set for the main whilst repairs caused by a recent control box fire are carried out.  Train Authority working is currently in working between Kilmore East and Donnybrook as the CTC (or whatever it is called these days) is  inoperable.  Drivers have also been instructed to ignore signal aspects.  It was because of the Train Authority working that there was also the tragic death of the pilot as well as the driver.
deaftech2

Are we talking the BG or the SG for those following?

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  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
I've removed a bunch more posts here that were generally irrelevant, and given this is the second crewing fatality in as many months, will be taking the same approach as I am in the Jumperkine thread.

It is well known the media are generally clueless when it comes to specialised topics and I am not going to have speculation on RP presented as fact by some idiot reporter.

Any speculation beyond what is reported in the media will be deleted, no ifs buts or maybes.
Is it possible to have posts on this thread become publicly visible only after being approved by a moderator?
justapassenger
Unfortunately not.

If it's out there in the media already, I don't have an issue with it being reposted here, but supposition and speculation here (and other websites like PPrune) has an annoying habit of finding its' way to the media who think anything said on RP is true, no matter who says it - and I'm not going to tolerate a crewmembers actions guessed at or picked apart by the great unwashed when they are not here to defend themselves.

What I will ask people do is that if you do want to post something that is on the Herald Sun or The Australian, et al, that you provide a link to the story as well, please.

Regards,
KR.
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
It’s been a long time since I have had the time to pay attention to V/Line operations, but do V/Line operate services on the SG through this area?
  Contrillion Junior Train Controller

Location: Geelong, Victoria
Are these questions even relevant at the present situation?
I think that the RTBU's comments may be very relevant given that according the the last WON issued, Wallan loop was supposed to be booked out and the points padlocked set for the main whilst repairs caused by a recent control box fire are carried out.  Train Authority working is currently in working between Kilmore East and Donnybrook as the CTC (or whatever it is called these days) is  inoperable.  Drivers have also been instructed to ignore signal aspects.  It was because of the Train Authority working that there was also the tragic death of the pilot as well as the driver.

Are we talking the BG or the SG for those following?
bevans
This is the SG.

BG in the area is fully duplicated, while the SG is single line with passing loops.
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
It’s been a long time since I have had the time to pay attention to V/Line operations, but do V/Line operate services on the SG through this area?
Aaron
I believe the Broad gauge now only goes as far as Seymour-ish before branching off to Tocumwal, everything beyond that is Standard Gauge.

The relevant ARTC network diagram
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

It’s been a long time since I have had the time to pay attention to V/Line operations, but do V/Line operate services on the SG through this area?
Aaron
V/Line trains to Albury run on the standard gauge line, while V/Line trains to Seymour and Shepparton run on the adjacent broad gauge line.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Therefore the CTC failure is related to the SG line and Wallan Loop.  ARTC would have been on top of this surely?
  csxmodeltraifan Station Master







  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Therefore the CTC failure is related to the SG line and Wallan Loop.  ARTC would have been on top of this surely?
bevans

A fomer V/Line manager interviewed on the ABC's AM this morning suggested the outage has been ongoing for at least the last three weeks.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Therefore the CTC failure is related to the SG line and Wallan Loop.  ARTC would have been on top of this surely?
bevans
No idea, I haven't read anything from a reliable source about any CTC failure on either network. Perhaps @deaftech2 would like to provide a link so we don't need to go on hearsay, or the post should be retracted?

If the @deaftech2 post further above is to be believed, it sounds as though the method of getting "on top of this" was to temporarily switch to train orders until repairs were completed. So long as everyone involved is competent in the use of train orders, I believe that's acceptable on the ARTC and V/Line networks.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
@deaftech2 comments in line with the statements from the RTBU today.

If the XPt was taking the loop which it seems it was from the ariel shots then what was to cross? Presumably there are trains caught all the ways to the border?
  deaftech2 Beginner

@deaftech2 comments in line with the statements from the RTBU today.

If the XPt was taking the loop which it seems it was from the ariel shots then what was to cross? Presumably there are trains caught all the ways to the border?
bevans
Read the following

DONNYBROOK– KILMOREEASTTRAIN AUTHORITY WORKING
DONNYBROOK PASSING LANE TO KILMORE EAST PASSING LANE

SW.0014/2020 IS CANCELLED AND REPLACED BY THIS CIRCULAR.
Per advice received from ARTC Train Notice No. 266/2020, commencing 19:00 Hours on Thursday 6th February 2020, amended Thursday 13th February 2020, Train Authority Working will be implemented between signals DBK6 and DBK18 at Donnybrook Passing Lane, and signals KME4 and KME16 at Kilmore East Passing Lane.
The arrangements will remain in force until further advised by a separately issued Train Notice by ARTC.
The ARTC Train Notice is attached to this circular for reference of all adjacent Broad Gauge movements on the V/Line Network and any Standard Gauge V/Line Rail Movements on the ARTC Network.


ARTC Train Notice No 266 2020 Issued
GEN
Train Authority Donnybrook/ Effective from 13/02/2020 TN266 of 07/02/2020 is AMENDED (*) and REISSUED as below: APPLIES TO THE FOLLOWING ROUTE: Somerton to Albury Donnybrook to Kilmore East


13/02/2020 Type: D Effective to:

Operator:


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Weekly Operational Notice No. 07/2020

Commencing 1900hrs Thursday 06/02/2020 Until Further Notice
TRAIN AUTHORITY WORKING DONNYBROOK PASSING LANE TO KILMORE EAST PASSING LANE: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Owing to signalling disarranged at Wallan Loop, commencing 1900hrs on Thursday 06/02/2020, rail traffic will operate by means of Train Authority issued by the ARTC Network Controller between signal DBK6 and DBK18 Donnybrook Passing Lane, and signals KME4 and KME16 at Kilmore East Passing Lane.
All signalling between Donnybrook Passing Lane and Kilmore East Passing Lane will be disarranged and the Train Authority single line section will be Donnybrook Passing Lane to Kilmore East Passing Lane.
SIGNALLING DISARRANGED --------------------------------------------
(*) In exception to Rule 5, clause b Section 5 of TA20, the disarranged signals will have a black cross affixed to the signal post. The following signals are disarranged and have a black cross affixed to the post of the signal.
-Automatic Signal ES1475 for Sydney Bound Movements between Donnybrook and Wallan
-Automatic Signal ES438 for Melbourne Bound Movements between Wallan and Donnybrook.
- Home Signal WLN2 at Wallan Loop
- Home Signal WLN4 at Wallan Loop
- Home Signal WLN6 at Wallan Loop
- Home Signal WLN8 at Wallan Loop
- Automatic Signal ES1712 for Melbourne Bound Movements between Kilmore East and Wallan, and
- Automatic Signal ES587 for Sydney Bound Movements between Wallan and Kilmore East.
Points 3 and 7 at Wallan Loop are in the hand operating position and clipped in the normal position with a special padlock applied to the point clip.
Points operated by Switch Lock 1 have a point clip applied in the normal position with a special padlock applied to the point clip
SIGNAGE
------------------------------------------------------- The following signage will be provided:
- Donnybrook Home Signal DBK6 and Home Signal DBK18: END CTC START TRAIN AUTHORITY WORKING
- Donnybrook Home Signal DBK8
END TRAIN AUTHORITY WORKING START CTC
- Kilmore East Home Signal KME2
END TRAIN AUTHORITY WORKING START CTC
- Kilmore East Home Signal KME4 and Home Signal KME16: END CTC START TRAIN AUTHORITY WORKING INFRASTRUCTURE BOOKING ADVICE (IBA)
-----------------------------------------------
An ARTC Signalling Representative will issue an IBA booking out the signalling as detailed in this train notice. ARTC NETWORK CONTROLLER
-----------------------------------------------

The ARTC Network Controller is responsible for ensuring the track is safe for traffic prior to each rail movement and issuing a Train Authority for a rail movement to proceed between Donnybrook Passing Lane to Kilmore East Passing Lane.


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SIGNALLER -----------------
A signaller will attend Donnybrook Passing Lane, or Kilmore East Passing Lane to receive a Train Authority and CAN from the ARTC Network Controller and issue it to the driver of each rail movement.
The signaller will deliver the Train Authority and CAN to the driver of the rail movement as required. ACCOMPANYING QUALIFIED WORKER
-------------------------------------------------------

All rail movements operating between Donnybrook Passing Lane to Kilmore East Passing Lane during the period of the Train Authority Working will be provided with an Accompanying Qualified Worker who will advise the driver of the rail movement the activities occurring and the affected infrastructure.
The Signaller may undertake the role of Accompanying Qualified Worker.
ARTC NETWORK CONTROLLER ADVICE
---------------------------------------------------------
When a movement is required to proceed from Donnybrook Passing Lane to Kilmore East Passing Lane, or from Kilmore East
Passing Lane to Donnybrook Passing Lane;
The ARTC Network Controller must contact the Signaller and:
- Advise the time the rail movement will arrive at either Donnybrook or Kilmore East, and
- Confirm that the signaller and Accompanying Qualified Worker will be in position for the arrival of the rail movement.
The Signaller must:
- Proceed to the end of the section where the rail movement will arrive;

- If required, arrange for Accompanying Qualified Worker to proceed to the end of the section where the rail movement will arrive;
- Advise the TFPC of the rail movement, and
- Advise the ARTC Network Controller that all the correct conditions exist for the passage of the rail movement.
ISSUING A TRAIN AUTHORITY DONNYBROOK TO KILMORE EAST -----------------------------------------------------------------
The ARTC Network Controller will issue a Condition Affecting Network (CAN) to the signaller for rail movements prior to arrival at Donnybrook.
The Train Authority may be issued to the signaller prior to the train arriving at Donnybrook provided that the correct conditions exist.
Upon the Signaller arriving at Donnybrook, the Signaller must contact the ARTC Network Controller and advise that the
Train Authority may be issued.
Prior to issuing the Train Authority to the Signaller, the ARTC Network Controller must apply blocking at Kilmore East. The ARTC Network Controller must check the Train Control Graph and ensure that there are no activities that may be in
conflict with the proposed rail movement, that the previous rail movement has cleared Donnybrook or Kilmore East and the


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Train Authority for that movement has been cancelled.
Provided the correct conditions exist the ARTC Network Controller must record the proposed Train Authority over the train path in red ink between Donnybrook and Kilmore East and enter the Train Authority number and then prepare the Train Authority.
The following wording will be used for a rail movement from Donnybrook (West Line) to Kilmore East: TRAIN AUTHORITY WORKING APPLIES
BETWEEN DONNYBROOK AND KILMORE EAST
PASS SIGNAL DBK6 AT STOP,
PROCEED TO SIGNAL KME2 AT KILMORE EAST DISREGARD SIGNAL ASPECTS BETWEEN
HOME SIGNAL DBK8 AND HOME SIGNAL KME2
The following wording will be used for a rail movement from Donnybrook (East Line) to Kilmore East: TRAIN AUTHORITY WORKING APPLIES
BETWEEN DONNYBROOK AND KILMORE EAST PASS SIGNAL DBK18 AT STOP,
PROCEED TO SIGNAL KME2 AT KILMORE EAST DISREGARD SIGNAL ASPECTS BETWEEN
HOME SIGNAL DBK8 AND HOME SIGNAL KME2
When dictating the Train Authority to the Signaller, station names must be spelt, and numbers must be dictated individually.
SIGNALLER RECEIVING A TRAIN AUTHORITY AND CAN AND ISSUING TO DRIVER AT DONNYBROOK ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The signaller must record the Train Authority and CAN as dictated by the ARTC Network Controller and repeat it back for correctness.
When repeating the Train Authority to the Network Controller, station names must be spelt, and numbers must be dictated individually.
For the rail movement to arrive onto the West Line at Donnybrook Passing Lane, points 7 at the Sydney End must be set for the East Line, and for the rail movement to arrive onto the East Line at Donnybrook Passing Lane, points 7 must be set for the West Line.
Upon the rail movement coming to a stand at home signal DBK6 or DBK18, the ARTC Network Controller must set points 7
for the correct route and apply a blocking command on the points and advise the signaller.
Where points cannot be set by the Network Controller, the signaller may place the points in hand and set the route under the direction of the Network Controller.
The signaller must not hand the Train Authority to the Driver until the ARTC Network Controller has confirmed that Points 7
are set for the rail movement.
The driver must sign for the Train Authority on the butt of the form.
ISSUING A TRAIN AUTHORITY KILMORE EAST TO DONNYBROOK
-------------------------------------------------------------------
The ARTC Network Controller will issue a Condition Affecting Network (CAN) to the signaller for rail movements prior to arrival at Kilmore East.
The Train Authority may be issued to the signaller prior to the train arriving at Kilmore East provided that the correct conditions exist.
Upon the Signaller arriving at Kilmore East, the Signaller must contact the ARTC Network Controller and advise that the


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Train Authority may be issued.
Prior to issuing the Train Authority to the Signaller, the ARTC Network Controller must apply blocking at Donnybrook. The ARTC Network Controller must check the Train Control Graph and ensure that there are no activities that may be in
conflict with the proposed rail movement, that the previous rail movement has cleared Donnybrook or Kilmore East and the
Train Authority for that movement has been cancelled.
Provided the correct conditions exist the ARTC Network Controller must record the proposed Train Authority over the train path in red ink between Kilmore East and Donnybrook and enter the Train Authority number and then prepare the Train Authority.
The ARTC Network Controller may then issue the Train Authority direct to the signaller.
The following wording will be used for a rail movement from Kilmore East (West Line) to Donnybrook: TRAIN AUTHORITY WORKING APPLIES
BETWEEN KILMORE EAST AND DONNYBROOK PASS SIGNAL KME4 AT STOP,
PROCEED TO SIGNAL DBK8 AT DONNYBROOK DISREGARD SIGNAL ASPECTS BETWEEN
HOME SIGNAL KME2 AND HOME SIGNAL DBK8
The following wording will be used for a rail movement from Kilmore East (East Line) to Donnybrook: TRAIN AUTHORITY WORKING APPLIES
BETWEEN KILMORE EAST AND DONNYBROOK PASS SIGNAL KME16 AT STOP, PROCEED TO SIGNAL DBK8 AT DONNYBROOK
DISREGARD SIGNAL ASPECTS BETWEEN
HOME SIGNAL KME2 AND HOME SIGNAL DBK8

When dictating the Train Authority to the Signaller, station names must be spelt, and numbers must be dictated individually.
SIGNALLER RECEIVING A TRAIN AUTHORITY AND ISSUING TO DRIVER ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The signaller must record the Train Authority as dictated by the ARTC Network Controller and repeat it back for correctness.
When repeating the Train Authority to the Network Controller, station names must be spelt, and numbers must be dictated individually.
The signaller may then hand the Train Authority to the driver and the driver must sign for the Train Authority on the butt of the form.
The signaller will deliver the Train Authority to the driver of the rail movement as required.
SIGNALLER RECEIVING A CAN AND ISSUING TO DRIVER
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
The signaller will also receive a CAN from the ARTC Network Controller and issue it to the driver of each rail movement. The signaller will deliver the CAN to the driver of the rail movement as required.
RAIL MOVEMENT PASSAGE THROUGH SECTION ----------------------------------------------------------------------
(*) Prior to entering the section, the driver must verify the Train Authority with the ARTC Network Controller. Repeat Back of the Train Authority is not required to be undertaken by the driver of the rail movement.
The Accompanying Qualified Worker must also board the locomotive and once the Train Authority has been verified, the Accompanying Qualified Worker must advise the train crew of the work activities and that


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details of the non-operational level crossings.
(*) The rail movement may proceed through the section up to track speed as advised by the Accompanying Qualified Worker. As the movement approaches the Wallan - Whittlesea Rd level crossing at Wallan Loop. The Accompanying Qualified
Worker must contact the level crossing keeper and advise of the rail movements approach, and when advised, the level
crossing keeper operate the test switch to activate the level crossing and provide the driver the ‘all clear’ hand signal.
(*) The driver must approach the level crossing with caution, prepared to stop short of the crossing unless the ‘all clear’ hand signal has been provided.
(*) Rule 1, Section 3, does not apply during Train Authority Working.
CANCELLING TRAIN AUTHORITY
------------------------------------------------
Upon arriving clear into Donnybrook or Kilmore East, the driver must cancel the train authority with the ARTC Network
Controller.
TRACK FORCE PROTECTION
------------------------------------------
Track Force Protection may be in place at times during the period that Train Authority Working is in place.
During periods of no train running, a Track Warrant may be obtained from the ARTC Network Controller to protect the worksite upon which Track Force Protection may be removed.
For the purpose of Track Warrant working, the single line section is Donnybrook to Kilmore East.
SIGNAL TESTING
---------------------------
No signal testing must occur during the period that a rail movement is in the section between Donnybrook Passing Lane and
Kilmore East Passing Lane.
Prior to any signal testing occurring, the Tester in Charge must first obtain the permission of the ARTC Network Controller. Provided the ARTC Network Controller advises there is enough time for testing to occur, the Track Force Protection
Coordinator may obtain a Track Warrant from the ARTC Network Controller and confirm with the TIC when it has been issued and protection is in place.
During the period that the Track Warrant is issued the TFPC may remove the point clips on points 3 and 7 at Wallan Loop and must ensure that the point clips have been again placed on the points prior to cancelling the Track Warrant.
RESUMPTION OF CTC OPERATIONS: ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Resumption of CTC operations will be as detailed in a separate train notice. PHONE NUMBERS:
--------------------------------- ActivateRail Signallers working
- 0700hrs to 1900hrs, and
- 1900hrs to 0700hrs



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Weekly Operational Notice No. 07/2020

will provide phone number when commencing shift. Programmed TFPC working
- 0700hrs to 1900hrs, and
- 1900hrs to 0700hrs

will provide phone number when commencing shift. Safeworking Management, Paul Jerman: 0408 828 520. Authorised by: Operations Interface SA/Vic, Interstate Network.


V/Line SW.0017/2020

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  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Not sure if the Mods will allow this link to the Infrastructure Australia report that specifically does NOT support an urgent upgrade to the NE track...

Infrastructure Australia, along with Infrastructure Victoria...have clearly become increasingly irrelevant.


Specific IA text below in italics.

https://www.infrastructureaustralia.gov.au/listing/media-release/infrastructure-australia-concludes-evaluation-north-east-rail-line-upgrade

Infrastructure Australia has concluded its independent evaluation of the Australian Rail Track Corporation’s (ARTC) current business case for the North East Rail Line upgrade and has determined it will not include the project on the Infrastructure Priority List at this stage.

Mike.
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
Not sure if the Mods will allow this link to the Infrastructure Australia report that specifically does NOT support an urgent upgrade to the NE track...
The Vinelander
It's been documented and published - it isn't hearsay - though if it is relevant will remain to be seen. I don't have an issue with it.

EDIT: Removed text regarding loop usage, based on updated info from PJ below.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
the ARTC Train Notice 266/2020 noted in detail above had been replaced by ARTC Train Notice 367/2020 which took effect before the incident occurred, and the altered arrangements were scheduled to be replaced yet again before the end of the 20th as is common with operational matters. Short story is trains were to be routed via the loop line at the time of the incident.
  a6et Minister for Railways

A question I have in regard to this is concerning Sydney Newspaper reports that had passengers saying that the driver of the train had made announcement """"
Passengers said the driver had told them over the public address system that he would try to make up time for earlier delays. Leon, who did not want his surname used, also said the the train was stopped minutes before the crash, with staff saying a signalling issue was causing delays. """

https://www.smh.com.au/national/victoria/sydney-to-melbourne-train-derails-north-of-melbourne-20200220-p542vz.html

I last drove the XPT's in late 1987, at that time we did not have direct communication from the cab to the general radio over the whole train, all our communication was initially via the guard and later through the head conductor who would make any service announcements as to delays etc.  So my question is would this announcement by the driver be possibly correct, or would it still be with the head conductor to make an announcement re the attempt to make up time?

My wife came home this last Monday night on the up Casino XPT, she rang me as I was to pick her up from her arrival station early in the morning, at Grafton an announcement was made the train was around 30 minutes late and would get later as it was only going to run at 80km/h for the rest of the trip, making for an approx. 2 hour late arrival at Central.

When she rang to advise me of the lateness and the announcement it did not sound right to me, but reset the alarm to pick her up around an 1 hour late, she rang at a time where it was 25 minutes late, thus a few minutes had been picked up.

My prayers and thoughts are with the families of the driver and Pilot at this time.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The Age Newspaper is now reporting the train was travelling at an estimated 100 km/h at the time it entered the loop.
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Not sure if the Mods will allow this link to the Infrastructure Australia report that specifically does NOT support an urgent upgrade to the NE track...

Infrastructure Australia, along with Infrastructure Victoria...have clearly become increasingly irrelevant.


Specific IA text below in italics.

https://www.infrastructureaustralia.gov.au/listing/media-release/infrastructure-australia-concludes-evaluation-north-east-rail-line-upgrade

Infrastructure Australia has concluded its independent evaluation of the Australian Rail Track Corporation’s (ARTC) current business case for the North East Rail Line upgrade and has determined it will not include the project on the Infrastructure Priority List at this stage.

Mike.
The Vinelander
A point of order here.  The IA report did not recommend that the project be included on the national priority list and that it not be funded by the Federal government.

IT DID NOT reject support or outright disapprove of the upgrade.  

This is an important distinction.

In any case, it isnt clear what the issue here is so pointing to this report is not yet relevant.
  ShaneB Locomotive Driver

Can anyone enlighten me to what happens to the train now? Will it be entirely scrapped or will each car be checked and if they are to be repaired, would it be sent back to NSW by road? Finally, will this put a dent in the operations of XPT and long distant trains for NSW?
  DCook Train Controller

Location: The standard state
Can anyone enlighten me to what happens to the train now? Will it be entirely scrapped or will each car be checked and if they are to be repaired, would it be sent back to NSW by road? Finally, will this put a dent in the operations of XPT and long distant trains for NSW?
ShaneB
I very much doubt that it will be scrapped, it will probably be repaired car by car
The damage to the train doesn't seem too bad
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The damage does not look terminal when you look at the photos and video in detail but I am no expert Smile
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Can someone yet identify which locos and carriages were involved?
  574M White Guru

Location: Shepparton
Can someone yet identify which locos and carriages were involved?
james.au
From SETS (Sydney Electric Train Society)

The XPT accident in Victoria reportedly involves ST23:
XP2018, XAM2179, XL2229, XBR2155, XF2201, XFH2108 and XP2000.
And it is XP2000 that is on its side.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Can anyone enlighten me to what happens to the train now? Will it be entirely scrapped or will each car be checked and if they are to be repaired, would it be sent back to NSW by road? Finally, will this put a dent in the operations of XPT and long distant trains for NSW?
I very much doubt that it will be scrapped, it will probably be repaired car by car
The damage to the train doesn't seem too bad
DCook
The XPT roster has always been sensitive to loco availability.

The XPT fleet consists of: (from wiki)
  • 19 XP Power cars
  • 8 XAM Sleeping cars
  • 9 XL First class saloon cars
  • 9 XBR First class saloon/buffet cars
  • 25 XF Economy class saloon cars
  • 9 XFH Economy class saloon/luggage cars


If I recall correctly they operate 7 sets for all N-S services, normally 5 Pax cars long
XP, XAM, XL, XBR, XF, XFH, XP
and have a 8th set for Dubbo that lacks a sleeper and typically only 4 pax cars long.
XP, XL, XBR, XF, XAF, XP
So all up 8 sets or 16 locos of the 19 in total, with at times Dubbo operating with just one loco or as an XPL set, but only 39 of the 60 car fleet in regular use so a tail of two cities with locos worked very hard but the pax cars very under uterlised.

I read the post by 574M to be,

-> XP2018, XAM2179, XL2229, XBR2155, XF2201, XFH2108 and XP2000 ->

ie XP2000 leading, XP2018 trailing?
For now I assume XP2018 to be trailing so I'll take it as that and it still looks to be on the track ok with minimal if any significant damage and hence we will see it back in the fleet fairly soon.

XAM2179 looks to be still on the track ok, so this sleeper will likely return to service quickly but they also have a spare which maybe available and enable it to be rotated out for repairs.

For the others, its hard to tell what structural and cosmetic damage has occurred, however considering the XPT is due for replacement in 2023 with contracts signed  I'd be surprised if the cars are fixed unless the damage is minor and rather they will simply refit spare cars for which there are plenty of spare EC cars. The XBR being Buffet maybe hard to refit and repaired???
EDIT: Just looking at the video again, I'd say the XF and XFH will not hit the rails again as they have crumbled into each other somewhat.

The big question of course is the leading loco XP2000? The damage looks minor, but the two crew unfortunately didn't survive. I believe the Qld CTT loco involved in the LX incident with a truck also saw both crew not survive, but the loco was repaired and returned to service. Only a personal guess but I think XP2000 would unlikely to operate again with the damage potentially too significant for the remaining operating life, I guess we will see soon enough. If NSW trains does loose this loco permanently from the fleet, this is likely to have a major impact on their operations.

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