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Collision between freight train 3SP7 and road-rail vehicle near Menindee, NSW on 13 July 2011

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Status: Completed
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At about 1545, on Wednesday 13 July 2011, freight train 3SP7 collided with a road-rail vehicle in the Kaleentha to Menindee section of track, located in western New South Wales (NSW). The road-rail vehicle, a Toyota Landcruiser station wagon, was extensively damaged. The lead locomotive of train 3SP7, NR4 incurred only minor damage and after effecting repairs at the incident site the train continued through to Port Augusta en route to Perth. There were no injuries and no damage to fixed infrastructure.

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General details
Date: 13 July 2011   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1545 EST   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): near Menindee    
State: New South Wales    
Release date: 22 November 2011   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Train 1 details

Train 1 details
Train registration 3SP7  
Type of operation Intermodal Freight  
Damage to train Minor  
Departure point Sydney, NSW  
Destination Perth, WA  

Train 2 details

Train 2 details
Train registration TS 68  
Type of operation Hi-rail maintenance vehicle  
Damage to train Substantial  
Departure point near Menindee, NSW  
Last update 14 November 2018