Rail safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Pacific National
|Date issued:||21 December 2009|
|Safety action status:||Closed - Action Taken|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
The trailing bogie of wagon RCPF-31882C was found to have loose and broken wedge wear plates. It could not be verified whether the wedge wear plates had broken free before or during the derailment sequence. However, if the condition had existed prior to the derailment, it is likely that body roll induced while traversing a series of track irregularities could result in undamped harmonic oscillations.
ATSB safety recommendation
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Pacific National takes safety action to address this safety issue.
|Date issued:||27 April 2010|
|Response from:||Pacific National Line|
PNL has train examination procedures in place for these items.
It is also included in the new version of the Pacific National
Wagon Pocket Field Manual