Collision Between Two BNSF Railway Company Freight Trains Near Gunter, Texas May 19, 2004

Collision Between Two BNSF Railway Company Freight Trains Near Gunter, Texas May 19, 2004

by National Transportation Safety Board
     
 

About 5:46 p.m., central daylight time, on May 19, 2004, two BNSF Railway Company freight trains collided head on near Gunter, Texas. The southbound train, BNSF 6789 South, was traveling about 37 mph, and the northbound train, BNSF 6351 North, was traveling about 40 mph when the collision occurred. The trains were being operated under track warrant control rules…  See more details below

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About 5:46 p.m., central daylight time, on May 19, 2004, two BNSF Railway Company freight trains collided head on near Gunter, Texas. The southbound train, BNSF 6789 South, was traveling about 37 mph, and the northbound train, BNSF 6351 North, was traveling about 40 mph when the collision occurred. The trains were being operated under track warrant control rules on non-signaled single track. The collision resulted in the derailment of 5 locomotives and 28 cars. About 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel were released from the locomotives and resulted in a fire. The southbound train engineer was killed, and the southbound train conductor was airlifted to a hospital in Dallas with serious burns. The crewmembers on the northbound train were transported to a local hospital, where they were admitted. Estimated property damages exceeded $2 million.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781495406423
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/19/2014
Pages:
60
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.12(d)

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