Three large cranes were brought in to begin winching the derailed XPT train from the tracks at Wallan on Sunday.
The Australian Rail Track Corporation and Transport for NSW are managing the recovery and safe removal of the train carriages and locomotives, which is expected to take three days.
The cranes will take seven lifts to remove the carriages and locomotives from the track.
"Over the next few days equipment including sleepers, rail and signalling equipment will be delivered to the site to repair the rail infrastructure once the XPT is removed," the ARTC said.
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"On Tuesday, we expect to begin the repairs to the track and signal infrastructure which was damaged in the accident.
"The site is being carefully controlled to ensure the safety of all those who are now involved in the site recovery and repair.
"We acknowledge that the community seek to understand what caused the accident and that's why we are providing full support to the ongoing investigation which will look at all potential factors."