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At about 14151 on 10 March 2008, train 6MP9 was carrying containerised general freight from Melbourne to Perth when it derailed 11 wagons near Hines Hill in Western Australia. Although there were dangerous goods on the train, they were not involved in the derailment.

The investigation determined that wagon ABFY2797U derailed due to a 'screwed journal' as a result of a wheel bearing failure.

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General details

Date: 10 Mar 2008 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1415 WDT Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:near Hines Hill  
State: WA  
Release date: 26 Mar 2009 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 

Train details

Train registration: Train 6MP9 
Type of operation: Freight Train 
Damage to train: Substantial 
Departure point:Adelaide, SA
Departure time:1330 CDT, 8 March
Destination:Perth, WA
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Last update 23 November 2010