Preventative maintenance systems
Date issue released
Safety Issue Description

The presence of the earlier design of yoke on wagon NGKF 35898X was not detected during preventative maintenance activities.

Issue number
Transport Function
Rail: Operations control
Issue Owner
Pacific National
Mode of Transport
Issue Status Justification

Risk is controlled when all older style yokes are out of service.

Proactive action
Action number
Pacific National
Action date
Action Status
Action description

Pacific National has advised of the following proactive safety actions to address the issue:

  • Develop and distribute Rolling Stock Notice to all wagon maintenance and engineering teams to reiterate required inspections on early model yokes on wagons and replacement of specified parts.
  • Develop a Safety Alert detailing the contributing factors for derailment and distribute to NSW and Victorian operations.
ATSB Response

PN confirmed all 140 older style yokes in the grain fleet had been changed out.