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Technical investigation of railway accident – derailing of wagon-cistern from the composition of freight train Nr. 30582 in the section between Dalgopol & Komunari stations on road Nr. 2 on 09 February 2017

Technical investigation of railway accident – derailing of wagon-cistern from the composition of freight train Nr. 30582 in the section between Dalgopol & Komunari stations on road Nr. 2 on 09 February 2017
Defected press joint of the wheel of wagon no 84537915420-4

On 09/02/2017, a tank-wagon loaded with propane-butane (LPG) of the freight train № 30582 in composition of 24 wagons (1532 tons) serviced by two electrical locomotives of Bulgarian Railway Company AD, derailed with the first bogie on railway line no 3 between Dalgopol and Komunari stations. The locomotive crew did not notice the derailment. While entering the next Karnobat station and after passing the railway switches 1 and 2, the derailed tank-wagon ascended back on track at switch no 5.

There were no injured persons in result of the derailment. Damages were caused to approx. 5 km of the railway and to the derailed tank-wagon.

The movement of the trains on track no 2 has been suspended since the moment of the event.

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