Mount Christie Siding - SA

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Position

DEG: -30.546 133.214035
DMS: 30º 32' 45.6" S 133º 12' 50.53" E
UTM: 53 J 6619354mN 328685mE
Altitude: 197.84m

Description

Place Type

Population - Place Name

Location

700.44kms NorthWest of Adelaide

Address & Contact

Mt Christie Station
South Australia
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: http://www.australiaforeveryone.com.au/files/ghost-towns-nullarbor.html

Information

The siding consists of a 1,855 m loop with a spur line that is still used today to service an iron ore mine at nearby Mt Christie. At 9.30pm on 1st September 2008 a train carrying goods to Perth from Melbourne derailed near Mount Christie. The intermodal train was proceeding into a passing loop in order to cross with a train travelling in the opposite direction. Approximately 20m before the loop, 12 of the train s wagons derailed, falling onto their sides and blocking the line. The oncoming train was immediately halted. There were no injuries associated with this incident.

The west end points and approximately 2.2km of track has been damaged on the east side of the east end turnout and 300 mtrs of damaged track west of the west end points. In another incident, a collision occurred not far from Mount Christie Siding on 22nd February 1997.
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Tarcoola Aero
Distance from Mount Christie Siding 131.67km E
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C36.835.131.427.122.418.818.821.225.227.931.433.7
Mean Min. °C19.819.316.012.17.95.14.65.59.011.715.517.3
Mean Rain mm12.228.116.010.211.413.510.112.010.217.819.823.5

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