Derailment in the Pilbara

In the early hours of the 12th August 2004, Hamersly Iron suffered a derailment 337km down the Yandicoogina line. When you are running a 30,000 tonne ore train you have to expect that any sort of accident is going to be pretty devastating. As you can see from these photos taken at first light on that morning, the scene that greeted the accident investigators was spectacular to say the least!

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