Flying In For The Job
- Posted by Peter MacDonald
- On June 29, 2011
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- Leigh Creek Coal Train, Train Wreck
Like toys in the sandbox….but this was the scene on the rail line between Leigh Creek and Port Augusta a couple of weeks ago.
23 cars carrying thousands of tons of coal from the Leigh Creek mine derailed.
The train and its cargo destined for the power station at Port Augusta is getting through again but the repairs go on.
Two special vehicles which check the rails and the sleepers using laser technology, have been lifted onto the line and are working along the section damaged by the derailment.
These two vehicles weigh around 34 tons each, requiring a bit of heavy lifting to get them into position.
Here’s the link to the earlier pictures of the derailment.