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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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General details
Date: 13 July 2011 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1545 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):near Menindee  
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 22 November 2011 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Train 1 details
Train registration: 3SP7 
Type of operation: Intermodal Freight 
Damage to train: Minor 
Departure point:Sydney, NSW
Destination:Perth, WA
Train 2 details
Train registration: TS 68 
Type of operation: Hi-rail maintenance vehicle 
Damage to train: Substantial 
Departure point:near Menindee, NSW
 
 
 
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