KiwiRail recovers from earthquake

A KiwiRail locomotive hauling a failed locomotive was thrown around by the earthquake, coming to a stop 30 m short of an S-bend created in the 50 kg/m rail.

NEW ZEALAND: Rail services around Christchurch were restored three days after a magnitude 7·1 earthquake hit the Canterbury region at 04.35 on September 4. The earthquake caused a 22 km surface rupture and up to 4 m of horizontal displacement, with total property damage estimated at NZ$4bn.

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