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Not vintage but about the world's longest train wreck which happened here in the North West iron ore mining area of West Australia this week.
The fully-laden train, pulling 268 wagons, each carrying about 100 tons of iron ore, was travelling from Newman to Port Hedland when the driver got out to inspect a wagon near Hester siding at 4:40am on Monday.
While the driver was out of the cabin, the train took off, travelling more than 90 kilometres in 50 minutes. The train,made up of 4 locos and 268 wagons, was eventually derailed at a set of points at Turner's Siding, about 120km south of Port Hedland.

This link below shows some of the destruction.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiDd_elZL3w


 

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Saw that on the net yesterday. It was good to be able to derail it in an unpopulated area.
 

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Sounds a bit grim. I can't get the video link to work.
 

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Do a google search "BHP train derailment" and a multitude of news sites will come up then take your pick.
 
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