Accidental remote movement sent loco into harbour: report

AN UNINTENDED remote-control movement caused a locomotive to end up at the bottom of Picton Harbour in 2021, a new report has found.

New Zealand’s Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) this past week released its final report on the Picton freight-yard incident.

A shunt locomotive was relocating a wagon at the freight yard in September 2021 when the loco and wagon travelled over the rail linkspan and into the harbour at the Picton ferry terminal.

Port Marlborough owns the ferry terminal assets including the linkspan and infrastructure at Picton.


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