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.
Rail Safety Advisory Notices
|Date:||04 January 2006||Investigation status:||Completed|
|State:||New South Wales|
|Release date:||29 January 2008|
|Report status:||Final||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Highest injury level:||None|
|Type of operation||Freight|
|Damage to train||Substantial|
|Departure point||Adelaide SA|