Train hits truck at Manildra, NSW.

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Train hits truck at Manildra, NSW.

Postby McK&H.Aust » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:41 am

Luckily nobody was injured, although the train was partially derailed when a grain train hit a truck on a crossing with gateless signals at Manildra NSW. Considering the angle at which the truck came to rest, it is likely that one of the signals was damaged.

https://www.parkeschampionpost.com.au/s ... s/?cs=1874

This is the crossing on GSV, pretty sure nothing much has changed since 2010.
https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-33.185 ... 312!8i6656
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Re: Train hits truck at Manildra, NSW.

Postby freebrickproductions » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:42 pm

Comparing the picture to street view, it appears that the signal without the bell would've been damaged.
There should be a legal limit as to how humid it can be on any given day during the summer here in the South...

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Re: Train hits truck at Manildra, NSW.

Postby TrickyMario7654 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:44 pm

McK&H.Aust wrote:Luckily nobody was injured, although the train was partially derailed when a grain train hit a truck on a crossing with gateless signals at Manildra NSW. Considering the angle at which the truck came to rest, it is likely that one of the signals was damaged.

https://www.parkeschampionpost.com.au/s ... s/?cs=1874

This is the crossing on GSV, pretty sure nothing much has changed since 2010.
https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-33.185 ... 312!8i6656

I wonder if the crossing will get gates now, as that's what would usually happen in Victoria.

Lucky he didn't get the one with the bell.
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Re: Train hits truck at Manildra, NSW.

Postby trainman7 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:14 pm

McK&H.Aust wrote:Luckily nobody was injured, although the train was partially derailed when a grain train hit a truck on a crossing with gateless signals at Manildra NSW. Considering the angle at which the truck came to rest, it is likely that one of the signals was damaged.

https://www.parkeschampionpost.com.au/s ... s/?cs=1874

This is the crossing on GSV, pretty sure nothing much has changed since 2010.
https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-33.185 ... 312!8i6656


I saw a post on Facebook showing the signal with the m-bell remains. I wouldn’t be surprised if the truck driver ignored the signals and ended up being hit. I wonder if the crossing will be upgraded?
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Re: Train hits truck at Manildra, NSW.

Postby McK&H.Aust » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:49 am

It's good that the m-bell survived, but the crossing will probably receive some kind of upgrade in the future anyway, just to cover their rear ends! Pretty sure that the crossing has a datalogger so they would already know if the signals were at fault in any way. Down to a fraction of a second, they would know how long the signals had been activated before the train reached the crossing, and they would know if any of the lights were faulty.
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Re: Train hits truck at Manildra, NSW.

Postby trainman7 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:58 am

McK&H.Aust wrote:It's good that the m-bell survived, but the crossing will probably receive some kind of upgrade in the future anyway, just to cover their rear ends! Pretty sure that the crossing has a datalogger so they would already know if the signals were at fault in any way. Down to a fraction of a second, they would know how long the signals had been activated before the train reached the crossing, and they would know if any of the lights were faulty.


I wouldn’t be surprised if the government rushes to make an announcement about improving safety just so they can look good :LOL2:
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Re: Train hits truck at Manildra, NSW.

Postby McK&H.Aust » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:59 am

TrickyMario7654 wrote:
McK&H.Aust wrote:Luckily nobody was injured, although the train was partially derailed when a grain train hit a truck on a crossing with gateless signals at Manildra NSW. Considering the angle at which the truck came to rest, it is likely that one of the signals was damaged.

https://www.parkeschampionpost.com.au/s ... s/?cs=1874

This is the crossing on GSV, pretty sure nothing much has changed since 2010.
https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-33.185 ... 312!8i6656

I wonder if the crossing will get gates now, as that's what would usually happen in Victoria.

Lucky he didn't get the one with the bell.


Yes there would be some kind of upgrade in the pipeline, even if it is only advance warning signals and an e-bell, some kind of action to look like the authorites have done something to improve the safety of such a "dangerous" crossing. Pretty sure there is a NSW state election next year!
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Re: Train hits truck at Manildra, NSW.

Postby trainman7 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:05 am

McK&H.Aust wrote:
TrickyMario7654 wrote:
McK&H.Aust wrote:Luckily nobody was injured, although the train was partially derailed when a grain train hit a truck on a crossing with gateless signals at Manildra NSW. Considering the angle at which the truck came to rest, it is likely that one of the signals was damaged.

https://www.parkeschampionpost.com.au/s ... s/?cs=1874

This is the crossing on GSV, pretty sure nothing much has changed since 2010.
https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-33.185 ... 312!8i6656

I wonder if the crossing will get gates now, as that's what would usually happen in Victoria.

Lucky he didn't get the one with the bell.


Yes there would be some kind of upgrade in the pipeline, even if it is only advance warning signals and an e-bell, some kind of action to look like the authorites have done something to improve the safety of such a "dangerous" crossing. Pretty sure there is a NSW state election next year!


I am sure it will be an election promise next year since its “dangerous” and a “concern to the community” :LOL3:
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Re: Train hits truck at Manildra, NSW.

Postby McK&H.Aust » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:36 am

trainman7 wrote:
McK&H.Aust wrote:
TrickyMario7654 wrote:
McK&H.Aust wrote:Luckily nobody was injured, although the train was partially derailed when a grain train hit a truck on a crossing with gateless signals at Manildra NSW. Considering the angle at which the truck came to rest, it is likely that one of the signals was damaged.

https://www.parkeschampionpost.com.au/s ... s/?cs=1874

This is the crossing on GSV, pretty sure nothing much has changed since 2010.
https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-33.185 ... 312!8i6656

I wonder if the crossing will get gates now, as that's what would usually happen in Victoria.

Lucky he didn't get the one with the bell.


Yes there would be some kind of upgrade in the pipeline, even if it is only advance warning signals and an e-bell, some kind of action to look like the authorites have done something to improve the safety of such a "dangerous" crossing. Pretty sure there is a NSW state election next year!


I am sure it will be an election promise next year since its “dangerous” and a “concern to the community” :LOL3:


Yes another dangerous crossing waiting for the next victim, just like a crocodile patiently stalking it's prey!

I've checked the OTSI and ATSB websites but no mention yet of who will be doing the investigation.
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