OFF THE RAILS: Bundaberg Sugar works hard to put derailed carriages back on track at South Kolan. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
OFF THE RAILS: Bundaberg Sugar works hard to put derailed carriages back on track at South Kolan. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet

Cane bins derail at South Kolan

A NUMBER of empty cane bins derailed yesterday morning alongside Bundaberg-Gin Gin Rd at South Kolan.

Bundaberg Sugar general manager of operations David Pickering said there were no injuries or disruptions as a result of the derailment.

"That's a good outcome," he said.

He said the cause of the derailment was unknown, but was being investigated by maintenance and safety crews.

Mr Pickering said it was a timely reminder for people to stay well away from the cane bins and remember that the cane trains can't stop quickly.

The trains have relatively quiet engines and travel at speeds of 25km/h.

It takes about 1km for a cane train to come to a complete stop.



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