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At approximately 1310 on 4 November 2008, freight train (3DA2), operated by FreightLink Pty Ltd, derailed about 6 km west of Katherine in the Northern Territory as a result of a track misalignment. Six wagons derailed and sustained minor damage and about 1,300 m of track was destroyed. There were no injuries.

Following this derailment, the track owner is undertaking actions to mitigate the risks of derailments occurring as a result of track misalignments.

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At approximately 1335 on 4 November 2008, freight train 3DA2 derailed about 6 km south-west of Katherine in the Northern Territory. Six wagons derailed and sustained minor damage and about 1,300 m of track was destroyed. There were no injuries.

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General details
Date: 04 November 2008 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1310 CST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:near Katherine  
State: Northern Territory  
Release date: 26 June 2009 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Train details
Train registration: Train 3DA2 
Type of operation: Freight Train 
Damage to train: Minor 
Departure point:Darwin
Destination:Adelaide
 
 
 
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