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Derailment blocks Norfolk railway

DRS 57009 stands at Wymondham South Junction on October 20. AL PULFORD.

Direct Rail Services 57009 derailed at Wymondham South Junction on October 20.

The ‘57/0’ was hauling a railhead treatment train from Dereham to Stowmarket, following maintenance.

It derailed on the point on Network Rail tracks, having left the Mid-Norfolk Railway’s tracks as planned.

Re-railing equipment was sent from Didcot and Wigan to assist in the recovery. The derailment caused large-scale disruption, with trains cancelled east of Thetford.

The disruption continued into the following morning. 

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