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(AUS) At least 12 hurt, one critical, after train derailed near Colac

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At least 12 hurt, one critical, after train derailed near Colac

July 13 2016 - 6:24PM

Marika Dobbin and Nick Toscano

At least 12 people have been injured, with one in a "critical condition", after a train was derailed when it collided with a semi-trailer near Colac.

There were nearly 100 people on the Warrnambool bound train when it came off the tracks at Pirron Yallock, to the west of Colac, at about 3.45pm on Wednesday.

Police have confirmed the truck driver, the train driver and 10 passengers were injured in the smash.

The male truck driver has been airlifted to a Melbourne hospital suffering critical injuries.
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/t...ng-with-truck-near-colac-20160713-gq4y7y.html

The train involved was 8753, the 1321 Southern Cross to Warnambool service. Made up of N class locomotive N475 and N car set FN5(BZN252-BN13-BRN40-ACN15)

It has a striking similarity to the Kerang crash in 2007. At least in this one no one was killed.
 
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http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/t...ng-with-truck-near-colac-20160713-gq4y7y.html

The train involved was 8753, the 1321 Southern Cross to Warnambool service. Made up of N class locomotive N475 and N car set FN5(BZN252-BN13-BRN40-ACN15)

It has a striking similarity to the Kerang crash in 2007. At least in this one no one was killed.

Fingers crossed that the truck driver makes a full recovery.

Just out of interest how many loco hauled services are left in Victoria? I can remember taking the train up to Ballarat back in 2000 which was loco hauled. Is there push pull operation in Victoria?
 

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Fingers crossed that the truck driver makes a full recovery.

Just out of interest how many loco hauled services are left in Victoria? I can remember taking the train up to Ballarat back in 2000 which was loco hauled. Is there push pull operation in Victoria?

Not as many as there used to be.
The N sets are the mainstay for the Long distance trains to Bairnsdale, Warnambool, Shepperton and Albury. They still get peak hour commuter runs to Geelong and Traralgon.
Albury trains have 3 dedicated 5 car N sets on SG (SN sets)
The H sets are peak hour only trains these days out to Melton, Wyndham Vale, Seymour and the odd occasion to Traralgon when an N isn't available.
Depending on the train they have a single N class loco or two P class locomotives in push pull configuration.

Most of the heavy lifting is done by the VLocities.
 
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Not as many as there used to be.
The N sets are the mainstay for the Long distance trains to Bairnsdale, Warnambool, Shepperton and Albury. They still get peak hour commuter runs to Geelong and Traralgon.
Albury trains have 3 dedicated 5 car N sets on SG (SN sets)
The H sets are peak hour only trains these days out to Melton, Wyndham Vale, Seymour and the odd occasion to Traralgon when an N isn't available.
Depending on the train they have a single N class loco or two P class locomotives in push pull configuration.

Most of the heavy lifting is done by the VLocities.

Interesting , i took a loco sevice to Swan Hill if i remember .
 

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I need to add Swan Hill in the current list of routes operated by N locos and cars.

Currently, there are no locomotive hauled trains at all to/via Ballarat. All services that terminate at Bendigo and Kyneton, I believe are now Vlocities.

Locomotive hauled trains are a doomed features. There are plans and hopes of replacing the lot with DMUs, just once they can get the money to fund it with.
 
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