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Offline Johnnie F.

(Not even a) Slow train to Korat
« on: July 11, 2017, 08:47:37 AM »
will it all be lost soon - with the fast track

At least it will be lost for the moment! :-[

Derailment halts northeastern trains

NAKHON RATCHASIMA - All northeast-bound trains were halted Monday night as a cement train derailed in Muang district. Railway workers expected the rails to be reopened early Tuesday.

The train No.527 derailed at the level crossing at the Ha Yaek Hua Rod Fai intersection in Nakhon Ratchasima municipality about 300 metres from the Nakhon Ratchasima train station at about 7.30pm.

Nine of 20 carriages overturned and were dislodged from their wheels. The tracks at the location were twisted. Staff of the State Railway of Thailand said they would need at least six hours to retrieve the derailed carriages.

The train carried the cement produced by TPI Polene Plc from the Hin Lap station in Muak Lek district of Sara Buri and was heading for Ubon Ratchathani province.

It just left the Nakhon Ratchasima station and was passing the level crossing where many vehicles were waiting next to the barricades. Suddenly, the nine carriages derailed. No casualties were reported and concerned officials were investigating the cause.

Local train signalling official Thongchai Rakdee said he was blocking road traffic at the intersection to pave the way for the cement train. Suddenly, the last carriage made deafening noises and vibrations, derailed and pulled other carriages off the track.

Sakchai Sapjaithiang, a railway director of Nakhon Ratchasima, said railway workers would try to clear the derailed train within Monday night.

Bangkok Post

That definitely won't help ease the traffic jam after the long weekend! :o
No matter how tall the mountain is, it cannot block the sun. - Chinese Proverb

Offline Baby Farts

Re: (Not even a) Slow train to Korat
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 12:03:42 PM »
My sister-in-law sent us pictures of this right after it happened.  She lives very near where this accident took place. 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: (Not even a) Slow train to Korat
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2017, 03:39:08 PM »
Still no trains!

Northeast-bound train services still suspended after freight train derailment

Breaking News July 11, 2017 09:27

By The Nation

Railway officials are trying to salvage nine freight carriages that derailed at a rail crossing in Nakhon Ratchasima province, blocking northeast-bound train services since early Monday evening.

The services were suspended at 7.30pm after the nine carriages of the 20-carriage freight train derailed at the rail crossing at an intersection in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Muang district.

The train, driven by Ongarj Maha-amnart, was transporting cement belonging to TPI Polene from Saraburi province to Ubon Ratchathani province. When it reached the intersection, a wheel slipped out of a carriage, resulting in the derailment. No one was injured.

Sakchai Supjaithiang, director of railway operations of Region 2 in Nakhon Ratchasima, said he asked the State Railway of Thailand’s head office to send a crew from Bangkok to clear the track.

He said cranes in Nakhon Ratchasima could not lift the carriages because each carriage weighs some 60 tonnes due to the cement inside.

Sakchai said the salvage operation would take at least six more hours and workers would have to repair the track before services can resume.

The Nation
No matter how tall the mountain is, it cannot block the sun. - Chinese Proverb

Offline Johnnie F.

Slow train to Korat (crawling again)
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 03:56:08 AM »

Northeastern trains running again after derailment

Northeastern rail services resumed on Tuesday after nine derailed freight carriages were salvaged in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Muang district.

A crane train was sent from Bangkok to remove the carriages, which weigh 60 tonnes each.

The accident on Monday evening caused delays to trains on 18 northeastern routes.

Services were resumed at 10.45am with the Bangkok-Ubon Ratchathani train being the first to pass through the area.

The derailed trains also blocked the road at the rail crossing. The road was reopened at 10.20am after the derailed carriages were removed from the area.
No matter how tall the mountain is, it cannot block the sun. - Chinese Proverb