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Qube derailment, December 2017

On December 23, 2017 Qube's 6CM7 Harefield to Melbourne service came to a halt at McIntyre Loop, supposedly due to a broken rail. Lead locomotive QBX001 had to be rerailed, and was then taken off the train and stabled at the G&V wagon maintenance yard, while L277 arrived light engine to assist remaining locomotive QBX004 to bring the train into Melbourne.

QBX001 and QBX004 stand a McIntyre Loop after passing over a broken rail

Saturday 23 December 2017 08:08 AM
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Tail end of the Qube CM7 service at McIntyre Loop

Saturday 23 December 2017 08:19 AM
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Recovery crew inspecting the wagons of the trail, after passing over a broken rail

Saturday 23 December 2017 09:20 AM
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Lead locomotive QBX001 being shunted off the train at McIntyre Loop

Saturday 23 December 2017 13:15 PM
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Lead locomotive QBX001 being shunted off the train at McIntyre Loop

Saturday 23 December 2017 13:17 PM
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Lead locomotive QBX001 being shunted off the train at McIntyre Loop

Saturday 23 December 2017 13:18 PM
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Lead locomotive QBX001 being shunted off the train at McIntyre Loop

Saturday 23 December 2017 13:21 PM
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Lead locomotive QBX001 being shunted off the train at McIntyre Loop

Saturday 23 December 2017 13:22 PM
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Second locomotive QBX004 still on the train at McIntyre Loop

Saturday 23 December 2017 13:27 PM
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Lead locomotive QBX001 being shunted off the train at McIntyre Loop

Saturday 23 December 2017 13:53 PM
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Lead locomotive QBX001 heads into the G&V wagon maintenance yard at McIntyre Loop

Saturday 23 December 2017 14:04 PM
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Lead locomotive QBX001 heads into the G&V wagon maintenance yard at McIntyre Loop

Saturday 23 December 2017 14:07 PM
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Remaining locomotive QBX004 shunts the rest of the train clear of the broken rail

Saturday 23 December 2017 14:16 PM
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Remaining locomotive QBX004 shunts the rest of the train clear of the broken rail

Saturday 23 December 2017 14:55 PM
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Remaining locomotive QBX004 shunts the rest of the train clear of the broken rail

Saturday 23 December 2017 14:59 PM
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Now clear of the broken rail, QBX004 stands at the front of the train, awaiting further assistance

Saturday 23 December 2017 15:18 PM
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Flagman has arrived at Albion to protect the failed train down the line

Saturday 23 December 2017 15:57 PM
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L277 passes Albion Junction light engine, on the way to assist the failed train

Saturday 23 December 2017 16:30 PM
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L277 passes Albion Junction light engine, on the way to assist the failed train

Saturday 23 December 2017 16:30 PM
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L277 passes Albion Junction light engine, on the way to assist the failed train

Saturday 23 December 2017 16:31 PM
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L277 pauses at Albion Junction, with the flagman protecting the failed train

Saturday 23 December 2017 16:31 PM
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L277 pauses at Albion Junction, with the flagman protecting the failed train

Saturday 23 December 2017 16:32 PM
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QBX004 waiting for rescue locomotive L277 to arrive

Saturday 23 December 2017 16:35 PM
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L277 ready to assist QBX004 with the failed train

Saturday 23 December 2017 16:35 PM
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(1 time this week, 117 times this year)
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