Crane Crash

Wednesday, 5th March 2008 by

On 17th January, 2007, a freight train from Brisbane to Melbourne derailed in Sydney, Australia. Four days later, the crane that was being used to recover the train also toppled over! The crane fell onto one of the workers who, despite having to be hospitalised, thankfully only received minor injuries.

The 34m crane can be seen lying behind some houses which seem to have had quite a lucky escape! The train was put back onto the tracks and moved away, and eventually the crane was also removed for repair, presumably by another crane…


Exhaustive ground level pictures of the train and crane are available at – and they’re definitely for real, as opposed to the infamous ‘toppling crane’ sequence that frequently circles the web!

Thanks to POD.