Rail safety investigations & reports

Collision between freight train 6PM9 & track mounted excavator

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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At about 1005 on Monday 25 September 2006 a Melbourne bound freight train, 6PM9, travelling from Perth to Melbourne, collided with a track mounted excavator conducting track-work near Inverleigh, Victoria. There were no injuries and only minor damage to both the train and the excavator as a result of the collision.

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General details
Date: 25 September 2006   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1003 EST    
Location: Inverleigh    
State: Victoria    
Release date: 26 March 2007   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Train details

Train details
Train registration Train 6PM9  
Type of operation Freight Train  
Damage to train Minor  
Departure point Perth, WA  
Destination Melbourne, Vic  
Last update 23 November 2010