Aftermath of the 1995 Werribee derailment

On 2 September 1995 a West Coast Railways train bound for Warrnambool derailed at the Werribee Street level crossing in Werribee. The derailment was caused by a handbrake left on, resulting in damage to carriages ACZ260, BS 203, damaged electrical overheads, and the death of a woman in a car waiting at the level crossing. Here are some photos of the damaged stanchions, still visible in 2007. The overhead wiring beyond Werribee to the level crossing was removed as part of the rebuilding work.

First damaged stanchion

January 13, 2007

Closeup

January 13, 2007

Wider view

August 11, 2007

Wider view

August 11, 2007