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Source: Australian Transport Safety Bureau

The ATSB is investigating a train parting and subsequent loss of wagons involving freight train 3PG1, about 90 km west of Ivanhoe, NSW, on 2 October 2020.

At about 1230, freight train 3PG1 lost brake pipe air and stopped at about 904 track km, 90 km west of Ivanhoe. The crew repaired an air leak and the train continued its journey to Ivanhoe where it was discovered that four wagons were missing from the train. The wagons were subsequently found at 906.5 track km.

The evidence collecting phase of the investigation will include interviewing the parties involved and gathering relevant operational information including recorded data.

Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties so appropriate safety action can be taken.

A final report will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.