At about 1545, on Wednesday 13 July 2011, freight train 3SP7 collided with a road-rail vehicle in the Kaleentha to Menindee section of track, located in western New South Wales (NSW). The road-rail vehicle, a Toyota Landcruiser station wagon, was extensively damaged. The lead locomotive of train 3SP7, NR4 incurred only minor damage and after effecting repairs at the incident site the train continued through to Port Augusta en route to Perth. There were no injuries and no damage to fixed infrastructure.
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|Date:||13 July 2011||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Time:||1545 EST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|State:||New South Wales|
|Release date:||22 November 2011|
|Report status:||Final||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Highest injury level:||None|
Train 1 details
|Type of operation||Intermodal Freight|
|Damage to train||Minor|
|Departure point||Sydney, NSW|
Train 2 details
|Train registration||TS 68|
|Type of operation||Hi-rail maintenance vehicle|
|Damage to train||Substantial|
|Departure point||near Menindee, NSW|