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.
|Date:||21 November 2004||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Release date:||02 February 2006|
|Report status:||Final||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Highest injury level:||None|
|Type of operation||Freight Train|
|Damage to train||Substantial|
|Departure point||Melbourne VIC|
|Destination||Perth WA via Adelaide SA|