HEAD ON TRAIN WRECK IN TEXAS

NS#9669 Dash 9 44CW

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HEAD ON COLLISION          on Sep 15 2005    Union Pacific RR Co. [UP  ]              RR Report 0905HO023          


Involving  FREIGHT TRAIN       at 12:07AM                                                                               
Locos(Total/derailed)   3/3   


in Texas          Union Pacific RR Co. [UP  ]              
Track Maintenance RR        


Cars(Total/derailed) 111/16     


County of SAN JACINTO                                                                

Speed 038  Eqp Dmg $1046620        


Near or in SHEPHERD, TX                                                            



    
                                                                                                                       
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL                                                                                                     
61 cars carrying hazmat           11 damaged/derailed            1 cars released         

500 people evacuated         

                                                                                                                       
....................Track information....................                                                              
Siding     Damage  $76,075   Milepost 55.1    FRA Class 1       Total Casualties:  1 Deaths and 3  Injured




             
....Method(s) of operation ...Cause(s)....                                                                          
Track warrant control                                                                                                  
Cause under investigation                                                                                              
Other than main track rules                                                                                            
                                                                                
                                       
MPBSR-13 STRUCK HEAD ON TRAIN LEF52-14 WHICH WAS PARKED ON A SIDING, RESULTING IN A DERAILMENT WITH A FATALITY AND INJURIES. 


CAR SCMX4334, RELEASED 10 GAL OF METHYL ISOBUTYL KETONE. 


CAUSE IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION.                     
                                                                                                

 



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