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Message 2135802 - Posted: 13 May 2024, 21:47:55 UTC

Automation doesn't seem to help either.

Train collision hits iron ore giant Rio Tinto in WA.

Mining giant Rio Tinto is investigating a serious train collision on its rail network in Western Australia.

One of its autonomous trains smashed into a set of stationary wagons about 80km from Karratha in the state’s Pilbara region just after midnight on Monday.

The company confirmed no one was injured in the smash but three locomotives and 22 wagons were impacted.

“We have notified the appropriate regulators and commenced an investigation,” a spokesman said.

“Work will soon begin to clear the rail line.”

The Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator is also looking into the collision......
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Message 2136273 - Posted: 25 May 2024, 4:21:21 UTC

If you're going to do something, you might as well do it right.

In an unassuming rumpus room, model rail enthusiast Peter Michalak has been working for more than a decade on a mammoth project that has cost him tens of thousands of dollars and caused him to suffer "lots of" burnt fingers.
He estimates it will "easily" take him at least another 10 years to finish the intricate and nostalgic recreation of the broad gauge train line that once ran from Adelaide to the Victorian town of Serviceton.
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So how much has it cost so far?

"Please don't ask," Mr Michalak said.
"Just locomotives and rolling stock, there's at least $20,000 worth of stuff on there. That's not including the track, or the scenery, or the bench work.
"It gets expensive, fast. Very, very fast."
Model train enthusiast recreates Adelaide to Victoria broad gauge rail line in his rumpus room.
The video is well worth watching.
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Message 2136776 - Posted: 6 Jun 2024, 8:39:18 UTC

Four dead, dozens injured in passenger and freight train collision in Czechia.

Four people have died and more than 20 were injured when a passenger train collided with a freight train in the Czech city of Pardubice, emergency and government officials say.

At least 20 people suffered light injuries and another three were seriously injured, Interior Minister Vit Rakusan said.

Rescue services were on the scene, the police said, and were helping passengers.

The crash occurred after 11pm on Wednesday evening, local time, on the country's main rail corridor from Prague to the east......
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Message 2137222 - Posted: 17 Jun 2024, 7:28:56 UTC

At least 13 people have died and over 25 have been injured in a train crash in India

The goods train hit the Kanchanjunga Express on Monday morning local time, which was on its way to Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal, from the north-eastern state of Agartala, derailing three passenger carriages, police said.

Senior police officer Abhishek Roy told Indian news agency ANI that they had rescued 25 to 30 people.

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