Wongm's Rail Gallery » El Zorro derailment, March 2010

El Zorro derailment, March 2010

A down El Zorro grain derailed at West Footscray Junction, with T320 and S303 coming off the rails (third and fourth units), along with 12 wagons.

VLocity on the passenger lines passes the derailment

9 March 2010 10:30 AM
Viewed 958 times
(5 times this month, 44 times this year)

Trailing bogie of S303 in the dirt

9 March 2010 10:30 AM
Viewed 1086 times
(7 times this month, 64 times this year)

T320 seems to be still on the rails, S303 is leaning

9 March 2010 10:31 AM
Viewed 1043 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 68 times this year)

Just a bit of a lean

9 March 2010 10:32 AM
Viewed 924 times
(3 times this month, 60 times this year)

Just a bit of a lean

9 March 2010 10:32 AM
Viewed 935 times
(3 times this month, 52 times this year)

One of many wagon bogies off the rails

9 March 2010 10:33 AM
Viewed 1012 times
(7 times this month, 62 times this year)

First crane in place for the recovery operation

9 March 2010 10:33 AM
Viewed 962 times
(3 times this month, 55 times this year)

These wagons are a bit more off the rails

9 March 2010 10:33 AM
Viewed 1011 times
(3 times this month, 74 times this year)

S303 on a lean

9 March 2010 10:34 AM
Viewed 1061 times
(1 time this week, 10 times this month, 78 times this year)

Crane extended

9 March 2010 10:47 AM
Viewed 906 times
(4 times this month, 54 times this year)

Cherry picker being used to remove overhead wires that are in the way of the crane

9 March 2010 10:48 AM
Viewed 926 times
(3 times this month, 60 times this year)

Everything a bit lopsided

9 March 2010 10:53 AM
Viewed 1044 times
(5 times this month, 55 times this year)

Checking the gauge of other tracks

9 March 2010 11:01 AM
Viewed 974 times
(2 times this month, 56 times this year)

A few axles in the dirt

9 March 2010 11:04 AM
Viewed 1148 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 74 times this year)

View from the down end back towards the derailment

9 March 2010 11:08 AM
Viewed 922 times
(2 times this month, 40 times this year)

From the up end looking west

9 March 2010 11:14 AM
Viewed 1022 times
(4 times this month, 60 times this year)

Emergency truck now in place

9 March 2010 11:17 AM
Viewed 912 times
(3 times this month, 46 times this year)
Tags

Viewed 4648 times (1 time this week, 8 times this month, 167 times this year)