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The ATSB is investigating the derailment of freight train 1501S near Dry Creek SA on 28 July 2017.

At approximately 0614 (CST) on 28 July 2017, a Bownam Rail freight train (1501S) derailed near Dry Creek South Australia. The incident occurred approximately 13 track kilometres from Adelaide.

Three wagons derailed resulting in track damage. There were no injuries reported to the ATSB.


General details
Date: 28 July 2017 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 0614 CST Investigation phase: Final report: Approval 
Location   (show map):Dry Creek Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South Australia Occurrence type: Derailment 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Incident 
Anticipated completion: 4th Quarter 2018 Highest injury level: None 
Train details
Line operator: Australian Rail Track Corporation (ATRC) 
Train operator: Bowman Rail 
Train registration: 1501S 
Type of operation: Freight train 
Sector: Freight 
Damage to train: Minor 
Departure point:Pelican Point, SA
Destination:Bowman, SA
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Last update 15 October 2018