When disaster strikes creating an emergency situation, clearly defined roles of command and control are essential in dealing with the challenges and saving lives.

In the NSW rail system, the ‘Rail Commander’ is the most senior person on-site at an emergency and co-ordinates all aspects of the incident from an agency perspective. This includes key safety considerations such as over-head power and access/egress routes onto the site, as well as a solid understanding of train infrastructure and rolling-stock.

This video was created as an inter-agency communications piece, to demonstrate the value and knowledge of this position in supporting the emergency services and was developed in response to the coroner’s report into the Waterfall Train Disaster.

A challenging night shoot took place to recreate a dramatic scenario and involved de-railing a train, craning a pre-smashed car onto the tracks and working with countless stakeholders to deliver a powerful piece of communication.


Production Management
Location Scouting and
Stills Photography


Corporate Films
for RailCorp