A broken down locomotive on the Sydney-to-Melbourne line caused headaches for local rail workers.
The wagons were decoupled from the locomotive and shunted onto a siding, where they somehow managed to escape the barrier and topple off the end of the line and down a steep hill.
June Lavendar-Baker, general manager media and communications for the Australian Rail Track Corporation, said the wagons, which were loaded with freight, were recovered without incident or further spillage.
She added that the incident, while an inconvenience, had not disrupted any timetables.
Bronwyn Haynes, managing editor of the Crookwell Gazette was passing by Yass at the weekend and spotted the derailment. Her nose for news forced her to pull over and get this great photo.
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