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Locomotive NR8, lead locomotive of empty steel train 7YN2, had a crankcase explosion and engine space fire on the Main North Main Line near Cardiff, NSW.

The ATSB has commenced an investigation into this accident, which will be undertaken by officers from the NSW Office of Transport Safety Investigations, under the provisions of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003. Investigators have commenced collecting evidence and statements from involved parties, which will be analysed and a draft investigation report compiled. The draft report will be forwarded to relevant parties for comment prior to the completion and release of the final report.

The investigation is continuing.

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