Charges over CBH train ride
Police have charged two Albany men caught riding on a CBH grain train near Cranbrook.
The two 20-year-old men had stowed away in Albany before they were apprehended in Cranbrook — a 95km journey.
The train can reach speeds of up to 100km/h on that section of line.
Last season, CBH released footage of several near-misses on the Albany to Cranbrook line in a bid to reduce the number of incidents and close calls between vehicles, people and trains.
The footage showed several vehicles parked or driving on rail lines as fully laden grain trains approached.
In releasing the video, CBH manager of operations David Capper urged drivers to be vigilant at rail crossings.
“These near-miss events are happening as often as every fortnight, which raises the question of just how long it will be before there is a collision,” Mr Capper said.
In May last year, a 32-year-old man lost a hand and a foot after falling from a moving CBH train in the Wheatbelt.
The man fell from a carriage after climbing aboard with his brother.