Boulder 'likely cause' of West Highland line derailment [BBC News]





Date: 12/07/2012

A boulder dislodged during a landslide has been identified as the likely cause of a freight train derailment on the West Highland line. The section near Tulloch, between Crianlarich and Fort William, reopened on Wednesday after having been closed since the incident on 28 June.


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Boulder 'likely cause' of West Highland line derailment - BBC News
Derailed train

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A boulder dislodged during a landslide is identified as the likely cause of a freight train derailment, investigators say.

RAIB Investigation, Tulloch accident

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GBRf 66734 'The Eco Express' lying alongside Loch Trieg on 4 July 2012 following derailment in the aftermath of a landslip on 28 June. The locomotive will be particularly difficult to recover from this inaccessible spot, although the tank wagons are due to be lifted clear fairly soon. [See image 44705]
Location: Loch Treigside
Company: West Highland Railway
04/07/2012 John Gray


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