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At 0750 on 11 March 2008 a northbound freight train, numbered 2WB3, passed the outer home signal at red without authority at Gloucester, NSW. Gloucester is located about 140 km north of Broadmeadow (suburb of Newcastle) on the main Sydney to Brisbane rail line. There were no injuries or damage as a result of this incident.

Rail Safety Recommendations [ RR2008003SR004 ] [ RR2008003SR005 ]

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General details
Date: 11 March 2008 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: EDT  
Location:Gloucester Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: SPAD (signal passed at danger) 
Release date: 15 August 2008  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: None 
 
Train details
Train registration: Train 2WB3 
Type of operation: Freight Train 
Damage to train: Nil 
Departure point:Morandoo, Newcastle, NSW
Destination:Acacia Ridge, Brisbane, QLD
 
 
 
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