The train crew had not been trained to use forced lead function which would likely have allowed the train crew to regain control of the locomotives
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Aurizon is currently developing training resources to enable more effective training in emergency situations.
This included instruction to train crew on how and when to use the forced lead function.
Changes to the bank locomotive working Chilcotts Creek to Ardglen procedure notes all drivers should be aware of the forced lead function, how to activate it and what happens when it is activated.
Ensuring training resources are and remain in place is paramount to ameliorate training in emergency situations.