Whoops! Watch as locomotive crashes to Gabon wharf

Comilog locomotive

A 2012 video, which has resurfaced this week on social media, shows a locomotive falling an estimated 20 feet to the wharf below it, upon delivery in Gabon, Africa.

The 21.2m, 139-tonne GT46AC diesel electric locomotive was one of five being delivered to Port Owendo, Gabon for manganese producer Comilog.

Watch the dramatic footage below.

Note: an earlier edition of the article referred to the locomotive as a GT46C-ACe, built in Australia. This locomotive is in fact a GT46AC, built in the United States. We apologise for the confusion.