INCIDENT: Dalchalm AOCL, Sutherland 07.08.09
A refuse lorry and a passenger train collided at an automatic open crossing on Scotland's most incident-prone line.
The rear of a Highland Council refuse lorry was clipped by the 1038 Inverness-Wick passenger train on the Dalchalm crossing near Brora. No injuries were reported and the train did not derail.
Several of the eleven automatic open crossings on the Inverness-Wick line have been the scene of incidents in recent years, including a multiple fatality at Delny in 2007.
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