Is this the coal train that didn’t run?
by: Nellie Malseed – Coober Pedy Regional Times (South Australia)
“As a result of Operation Climate Camp SA 2009 emissions protest at Port Augusta, Flinders Power agreed that the longest coal train in the world would not run on Saturday 26th or Sunday 27th September”!
Police media release Friday 25 September 2009 TIME 3.30 pm
“Operation Climate Camp 2009: Leigh Creek Coal train suspended”. “…..it has been decided that the Leigh Creek coal train will be suspended over the coming weekend [26th and 27th September]…..” AUTHORISED BY Assistant Commissioner Graeme Barton, Northern Operations Service. [SAPOL]
However, at approximately 10am Sunday morning 27th September, the “long coal train” from Leigh Creek traveling to the Port Augusta power station laden with coal, derailed at the safety crossing in Copley, due to a technical fault.
The Leigh Creek coal train traveling from Leigh Creek toward Port Augusta today, Sunday, derailed at Copley in the Flinders Ranges. Photo: Nellie Malseed