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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.

Bits of smashed pine tree in the background

15 September 2009 14:15 PM
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One carriage out of the way, two to go

15 September 2009 14:15 PM
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View from the west

15 September 2009 14:08 PM
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Leaning every which way

15 September 2009 14:03 PM
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Cranes awaiting their new lift

15 September 2009 14:03 PM
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Truck parked in front of the damaged locos

15 September 2009 13:59 PM
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Cranes move out of the way

15 September 2009 13:59 PM
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BTN car also buried in the dirt

15 September 2009 13:54 PM
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BN car moved off the damaged track

15 September 2009 13:54 PM
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N456 still coupled to a sideways N452

15 September 2009 13:54 PM
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N456 buried in the dirt

15 September 2009 13:54 PM
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BN car up in the air

15 September 2009 13:54 PM
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Access road alongside the derailment site

15 September 2009 13:54 PM
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N456 buried in the dirt

15 September 2009 13:54 PM
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Bits of sleepers bent up in the air

15 September 2009 13:54 PM
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BN car getting lifted sideways

15 September 2009 13:54 PM
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Lifting the BN car off the damaged track

15 September 2009 13:53 PM
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N452 side on, gravel dumped to provide access

15 September 2009 13:53 PM
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N classes nose to nose

15 September 2009 13:52 PM
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Overview of the site

15 September 2009 13:52 PM
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Cranes in place to lift the carriages

15 September 2009 13:52 PM
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