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At approximately 1006 on 21 November 2004, the Pacific National freight train 7MP5 derailed in the Adelaide Hills near Glenalta. The freight train was travelling from Melbourne to Adelaide on the Defined Interstate Rail Network (DIRN), immediately adjacent to Adelaide's broad gauge metropolitan passenger rail network owned and operated by TransAdelaide.

Train 7MP5 consisted of four locomotives leading 72 freight platforms and wagons. The total length was 1474m with approximately 2960 tonnes trailing the locomotives. A total of 10 platforms and wagons were derailed, with five obstructing the TransAdelaide track and four coming to rest down an embankment in private residential properties.

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General details
Date: 21 November 2004 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1006 CSuT  
Location:Glenalta Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South Australia Occurrence type: Derailment 
Release date: 02 February 2006  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
 
Train details
Train registration: 7MP5 
Type of operation: Freight Train 
Damage to train: Substantial 
Departure point:Melbourne VIC
Destination:Perth WA via Adelaide SA
 
 
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