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Stonyford derailment -September 2009

On the night of Saturday 12 September 2009 the evening down Warrnambool service hat a pine tree that had fallen over the line, lead loco N452 ended up on it's side and at a 90 degree angle to the line, second loco N456 managed to stay coupled even through it came off the rails. Four out of the five cars came off the rails, the rear two were removed on the Monday, the other three were lifted on Tuesday then taken away by rail on Wednesday.

Up goes the last carriage

15 September 2009 16:00 PM
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Lifting the east end first

15 September 2009 15:56 PM
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Moving the lifting frame into position

15 September 2009 15:54 PM
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Cranes manoeuvre into position

15 September 2009 15:42 PM
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Two carriages now off the damaged track

15 September 2009 15:40 PM
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View of the locos from the south

15 September 2009 15:40 PM
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View from the down end

15 September 2009 15:18 PM
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BZN car back on the ground

15 September 2009 15:06 PM
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Moving the carriage sideways

15 September 2009 15:04 PM
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Lifting the BZN carriage

15 September 2009 15:04 PM
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Lifting frame being lowered into place

15 September 2009 15:01 PM
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One carriage off the rails, two more to go

15 September 2009 14:51 PM
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Bottom of the N class

15 September 2009 14:51 PM
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View from the up end of the site

15 September 2009 14:50 PM
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Crane moving temporary planking into place

15 September 2009 14:45 PM
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Crane moving temporary planking into place

15 September 2009 14:36 PM
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Bits of the pine tree litter the ground behind

15 September 2009 14:35 PM
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Cars parked everywhere

15 September 2009 14:34 PM
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Overview from the hill to the west

15 September 2009 14:34 PM
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Officials in orange vests escort the media in the yellow vests

15 September 2009 14:33 PM
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TV cameras inspect the scene

15 September 2009 14:33 PM
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Security guards the locos

15 September 2009 14:27 PM
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Preparing the move the next carriage

15 September 2009 14:26 PM
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Swamp on the southern side of the site

15 September 2009 14:18 PM
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