Western Victorian Railfan Guide

Overland mishap in Horsham

Article Category  Western Victorian Railfan Guide > Articles
Date Published  Thursday 17th February 2022
Author  Western Victorian Railfan Guide
\Photo"  File Photo - Wangara Consulting

Overland mishap in Horsham

At around 1.35 pm this afternoon, the Melbourne-bound Overland passengers train clipped the back of a truck at the Edith Street level crossing in Horsham.

The train had just departed from a scheduled stop at the Horsham when the collision occurred at a boom gate protected level crossing 700 metres east of the station when a truck that was reported to have suffered a mechanical issue that prevented it from hauling its trailer clear of the crossing.

A witness attempted to warn the drivers, so the train was only travelling at about 30 km/h when the collision occurred.

Only one passenger on the train was reported to have suffered a minor injury.

The passengers were transferred to a road coach to complete their trip to Melbourne, arriving at Southern Cross Station at 8.50 pm, two hours late.

It is unclear what damage NR104 suffered, but it had been replaced by NR9 from a following freight service when the Overland departed Horsham at around 6.30 pm.