Preliminary

Summary

Preliminary report published 19 December 2011

At about 0105 on 11 October 2011 an empty (northbound) ore train (1901S) travelling on the interstate main line from Pelican Point (Outer Harbor, South Australia) to Rankin Dam (Coober Pedy) passed signal 13 at Dry Creek Junction displaying a stop (red) indication. Train 1901S subsequently collided at low speed approximately mid-consist with a loaded (southbound) grain train (5132S) that was traversing a turnout at Dry Creek Junction to enter the Dry Creek North Yard in South Australia.

There was no injury to the train crews as a result of the collision. There was significant damage to the crew cab of the lead locomotive of train 1901S and to the grain wagons of train 5132S that were struck during the collision.