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Re: Derails on Trans
"David & Jan Winter" <email@example.com>
>Clearly something's being fixed. The rumours date back to the "old" (ANR)
>In those days, it seemed Westrail derailments made news (often front page)
>but anything on the Trans simply passed us by. So, I was wondering if there
>were any stats for say 1985-97 or something.
Yes isolation had (has) a lot to do with it, fairly
expensive for the media to make it out onto the Trans
or the Central Australia line to cover a derailment.
Detailed records of derailments were certainly kept by
CR/ANR/AN but they were never available to the general
public, except where a passenger train was delayed and
even then, no details where released.
BTW, how many people know that the Commonwealth
Railways never had a public fare paying passenger
fatality as a result of an accident, collision or
negligence on the part of railway, except during
wartime such as the infamous Copley collision of two
narrow gauge trains.