Granville - the untold story

Many of the older members of the PWI will know the story of the Granville train derailment. Some of us were unfortunate enough have been be present at the site. This paper will provide a brief outline of the worst rail disaster in Australia’s rail history. The paper will also provide some insights into events (some might say “contributing factors”) leading up to this derailment and also the actions that occurred as a result of this tragedy. The reason for this paper is that the Granville derailment provides valuable lessons in rail safety that need to be revisited, so that the lessons are not forgotten. The views expressed in this paper are those of the author and not the views of the author’s current employer or any past employer or of the Permanent Way Institution.

Media Info

  • Pagination: pp. 82-103
  • Monograph Title: Permanent Way Institution (PWI) NSW, 2010 annual convention

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  • Accession Number: 01517016
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2014 8:03PM