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At about 1721 on Wednesday 4 January 2006, the 41st wagon of
Pacific National freight train 3AB6 derailed at a track
misalignment at Yerong Creek, New South Wales. Eight wagons
following the 41st wagon then derailed. There were no injuries. The
track sustained significant damage and was closed for 48 hours.
The investigation found that the most likely cause of the
derailment was a track misalignment which was caused by a
combination of several factors any one of which may not have
resulted in the derailment in its own right.
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