Australian Grain Train Derails at Farmborough Heights, Spills 39 Freight Cars

SafeWork New South Wales is investigating the incident. Photo Credit: NSW Police

A freight train hauling more than 2,500 metric tons of grain derailed in New South Wales, Australia on Monday, Dec. 14, according to an ABC Illawarra report.

The train was en route from the state's south to Quattro's grain terminal at Port Kembla in the Illawarra region when it came off the tracks at Farmborough Heights around 5 a.m.

Police investigating the incident said a large amount of grain spilled onto the tracks when 39 freight cars derailed.

The owner of the Moss Vale to Unanderra freight line, the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC), said it was also investigating what caused the derailment.

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