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V/Line - West Footscray derailment 2011

November 26, 2011 locomotive N470 and carriage set SN1 derailed at West Footscray when passing through a crossover. The loco ended up split between two tracks, but everything stayed upright.

Repairs to the damaged gauge splitter at West Footscray

12 December 2011 19:26 PM
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Temporary fishplates on replacement rail on the SG crossover, the point blade is also bolted clear

12 December 2011 19:26 PM
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Repaired gauge splitter at West Footscray, the crossover taken out of use

12 December 2011 19:23 PM
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N470 and car E stabled in the short SG siding at Tottenham Loop

27 November 2011 11:30 AM
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With the train cleared, repair work can start at West Footscray

27 November 2011 11:21 AM
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A closer look at the damaged broad gauge track

27 November 2011 11:19 AM
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Damaged broad gauge track at West Footscray Junction

27 November 2011 11:19 AM
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N470 and car E move off towards Tottenham Loop at a low speed

27 November 2011 11:19 AM
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Brake pipe piped through the inside of the carriage

27 November 2011 11:16 AM
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N470 and car E back on the rails, the crane having packed up and left

27 November 2011 11:16 AM
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The less damaged cars were towed back to Dynon earlier in the morning

27 November 2011 11:15 AM
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Recovery work completed, the crane having packed up and left

27 November 2011 11:13 AM
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Trailing bogie of car E in the dirt, with car D trailing behind

26 November 2011 19:25 PM
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Replacement buses picking up the stranded passengers

26 November 2011 19:25 PM
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Police officer checking the cab of N470

26 November 2011 19:25 PM
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N470 skewiff across the two SG running lines

26 November 2011 19:17 PM
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Still detraining passengers with a single ladder

26 November 2011 19:08 PM
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A few more buses arrive to pick up stranded passengers

26 November 2011 19:02 PM
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N470 on a 45 degree angle, with cars E and D sorta on the rails

26 November 2011 19:01 PM
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Someone isn't a happy camper...

The sign says 'F*ck off'

26 November 2011 19:01 PM
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Detraining passengers with a single ladder

26 November 2011 19:00 PM
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First of the coaches arrives to transfer the stranded passengers

26 November 2011 18:59 PM
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Passengers taking photos of the derailment with their mobile phones

26 November 2011 18:59 PM
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Detraining passengers through the conductor's van with a single ladder

26 November 2011 18:58 PM
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