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Freight train derailment in New South Wales

Robert Wilson   : Wednesday September 6, 2000
A freight train
Site of derailment at Wallarobba NSW
derailment yesterday has closed a major rail line servicing the north coast. The line will be closed for up to three days.

A 550m freight train laden with steel coils and sheet metal, was heading from Port Kembla to Brisbane when the accident occurred 100km north of Newcastle at 6am. A National Rail Corp spokeswoman said one of the train's 36 carriages appeared to have jumped the tracks as it was entering a tunnel between Hilldale and Wallarobba.

She said the derailed carriage was then dragged by the rest of the train before being driven into the ground. "That then forced another five carriages to derail inside the tunnel," she said.

from The Daily Telegraph 6 Sept 2000

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